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American Dream and New Management in Alfred P. Sloan’s Adventures of a White-Collar Man

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Authors
Lee, Kwangjin
Issue Date
2017-12
Publisher
서울대학교 미국학연구소
Citation
미국학, Vol.40 No.2, pp. 103-126
Keywords
Alfred P. SloanGeneral MotorsAdventures of White-collar Manscientific approach to managementengineers-to-riches
Abstract
This paper analyzes Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.’s Adventures of a White-Collar Man published in 1941. It attempts to find the reason that he wrote the book then. Sloan explicitly insists that the prosperous American society was possible thanks to the adventurers in engineering and business. This paper interprets that he intended to remind the readers that the American Dream were still valid and alive. More importantly, this paper points out that more significant aspects of this book is that it shows the rise of new era in business management. Due to the complexity and the size of the companies, Sloan found totally new and effective principles and successfully applied them to General Motors. The new management that he used became a standard ever since. Therefore Sloan can be seen as a demarcation of a new era in American history.
ISSN
1229-4381
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/147009
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