The current obsession with globalization and technological change has given rise to a new school of management, the revolutionary school. This school uses language appropriated from the political concept of revolution and argues that the key role of management is the transformation of their organizations. The article considers the extent to which the European business environment has been transformed and the extent to which transformation is possible under difficult market conditions such as those faced by the European car industry. The article concludes that under the structural conditions of saturation and slow or cyclical growth, organizational transformation is unlikely to be successful.
Adcroft, A., Willis, R. and Clarke‐Hill, C. (2004), "A European perspective on the revolutionary school of management", European Business Review, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 248-266. https://doi.org/10.1108/09555340410536190Download as .RIS
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