Industry Recipes

5 June 2007

I was tracking down some information on methodology (in particular the work of J-C Spender when I came across his web site.

It put me on to a good Org. Theory site, called (unsurprisingly) OrgTheory

Anyway, going back to John-Christopher, one of his best works is:

Spender, J.-C. (1989). Industry recipes: An enquiry into the nature and sources of managerial judgement. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell.

This book is no longer in print, but JC is distributing from his web site. It’s an absolute classic, so if you don’t have a copy download one. What I didn’t know is that the book was based on his PhD thesis; that must of been one outstanding thesis.