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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-24T04:17:16Z
dc.date.available2006-01-24T04:17:16Z
dc.date.issued2004-04
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, Richard 2004. Big Bad Business. Review of "Bad Company: The Cult of the CEO" by Gideon Haigh and "The Big End of Town: Big Business and Corporate Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia" by Grant Fleming, David Merrett and Simon Ville. 'Australian Book Review', No 260, April, 16-17.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/637
dc.description.abstractAs Australians, we seem to be much more comfortable acknowledging the role of an orchestra’s conductor or a film’s producer or a sporting team’s captain than we are at accepting the pivotal role of a brilliant CEO. It is as though we fear that when we advocate ‘leadership’ we are somehow admitting to neo-fascist tendencies. It is perhaps best to remember that the despotic megalomaniac is only one model of leadership on offer. These two books should be read together, and are in fact perfect foils for each other. "The Big End of Town" is scholarly and perhaps too willing to give Big Business the benefit of the doubt; "Bad Company" is a rollicking good read, as combative and provocative as any reader could reasonably demand.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo. 260en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subjectRichard Walshen
dc.subjectbusinessen
dc.subjectEugene O'Neillen
dc.subjectT.S. Elioten
dc.subjectRay Williamsen
dc.subjectHIHen
dc.subjectOne.Telen
dc.subjectHelen Darvilleen
dc.subjectErn Malleyen
dc.subjectAmericanen
dc.subjectGeorge Trumbullen
dc.subjectAMPen
dc.subjectAl Dunlapen
dc.subjectfamily capitalismen
dc.subjectFairfaxen
dc.subjectDavid Jonesen
dc.subjectArnottsen
dc.subjectPontiacen
dc.subjectJohn DeLoreanen
dc.subjectLee Iacoccaen
dc.subjectChrysleren
dc.subjectRupert Murdochen
dc.subjectButlin, Barnard and Pincusen
dc.subjectGovernment and Capitalismen
dc.subjectGarfield Barwicken
dc.subjectTrade Practices Acten
dc.subjectAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission Acten
dc.subjectAllan Felsen
dc.subjectfinancial deregulationen
dc.subjectChris Corriganen
dc.subjectMichael Chaneyen
dc.subjectBHPen
dc.subjectPeter Druckeren
dc.subjectDave Leckieen
dc.subjectPeter Smedleyen
dc.subjectJohn Fletcheren
dc.subjectAndrew Mohlen
dc.subjectDavid Morganen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australian and New Zealanden
dc.titleBig Bad Business. "Bad Company: The Cult of the CEO" by Gideon Haigh and "The Big End of Town: Big Business and Corporate Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia" by Grant Fleming, David Merrett and Simon Ville. [review]en
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