Bata Management System: A Built-In Resilience against Crisis at the Micro Level

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Title:Bata Management System: A Built-In Resilience against Crisis at the Micro Level
Creators:
Zeleny, Milan
Journal or Publication Title:
AUCO Czech Economic Review, 4, 1, pp. 102-118
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bata management system, microeconomics, creative destruction, autopoiesis, New Deal, macroeconomics, sustainability, resilience, added value, Austrian school

Abstract

The Bata Company became the largest and thriving global enterprise of the 20s and 30s, during the decades of economic crises. Why could Bata prosper when everybody around was contracting, laying people off and passively waiting for governmental bailouts and handouts? Our answer lies in the existence of a unique, inimitable, integrated management system—a rare thing among modern companies operating with patchworks of disconnected, dysfunctionaland non-synergistic, albeit fashionable methods and techniques. Roosevelt’s New Deal was the beginning of the end of management-employee cooperation, strengthening adversarial relations, trade unionism and the final emergence of so-called macroeconomics, reversing the promising microeconomic trends of the time. Resilient, flexible and human-oriented companies are the best protection against government-induced crises.

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Title:Bata Management System: A Built-In Resilience against Crisis at the Micro Level
Creators:
Zeleny, Milan
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bata management system, microeconomics, creative destruction, autopoiesis, New Deal, macroeconomics, sustainability, resilience, added value, Austrian school
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Section of external journals > AUCO Czech Economic Review
Journal or Publication Title:AUCO Czech Economic Review
Volume:4
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 102-118
ISSN:1802-4696
Publisher:Charles University
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http://auco.cuni.czPublisher
http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/183Publisher
ID Code:5443
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:13 May 2010 17:15
Last Modified:13 May 2010 15:15

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Zeleny, Milan (2010) Bata Management System: A Built-In Resilience against Crisis at the Micro Level. AUCO Czech Economic Review, 4 (1). pp. 102-118. ISSN 1802-4696

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