Table of contents for American business, a two-minute warning : ten changes managers must make to survive into the 21st century / C. Jackson Grayson, Jr., Carla O'Dell.

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Preface and Acknowledgments

Part I. Time Is Running Out

1. The Two-Minute Warning
2. Consequences

Part II. The Productivity Challenge

3. Productivity
4. The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody
5. The Rise and Stall of the United States
6. Was It the Butler?

Part III. A Historical Perspective

7. Lessons from History: The Leader's Perceptions
8. Lessons from History: The Ways of the Challenger
9. Lessons from History: The Challenger Closes In

Part IV. Agenda for Adjustment: Private Sector

10. The Agenda for Adjustment
11. Integrated Operating Systems
12. Redesigning the Organization
13. The Quest for Quality
14. Competitive Compensation
15. Employment Stability and Flexibility
16. Expanding Employee Involvement
17. Training and Continuous Learning
18. Accounting Systems
19. Symbols, Status, and Membership
20. A Labor-Management Partnership
Summary: The Litmus Test

Part V. Agenda for Adjustment: Government

21. What Government Should Not Do
22. What Government Should Do
23. Education

Part VI. The Competition

24. Economic Tectonics
25. Myths About Japan
26. Strengths of Japan
27. Japan's Problems
28. Asian NICs
29. It's Up to Us
Additional Readings

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Industrial management -- United States.
Industrial management -- Japan.
Industrial productivity -- United States.
Industrial productivity -- Japan.
Economic forecasting -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-