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Digital Equipment Corporation achieved sales of over $14 billion, reached the Fortune 50, and was second only to IBM as a computer manufacturer. Though responsible for the invention of speech recognition, the minicomputer, and local area networking, DEC ultimately failed as a business and was sold to Compaq Corporation in 1998. This fascinating modern Greek tragedy by Ed Schein, a high-level consultant to DEC for 40 years, shows how DEC's unique corporate culture contributed both to its early successes and later to an organizational rigidity that caused its ultimate downfall.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576753057
ISBN-10: 1576753050
Format: Paperback
(92mm x 61mm x 8mm)
Pages: 317
Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edgar H. Schein

Edgar H. Schein is currently Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the Sloan School. He is also the Founding Editor of Reflections, the Journal of the Society for Organizational Learning devoted to connecting academics, consultants, and practitioners around the issues of knowledge creation, dissemination and utilization.

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