Narcissistic Process and Corporate Decay: The Theory of the Organization Ideal

Author(s) : Howard S. Schwartz

Narcissistic Process and Corporate Decay: The Theory of the Organization Ideal

Book Details

  • Publisher : New York U.P.
  • Published : 1992
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 166
  • Category :
    Organisational Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 13920
  • ISBN 13 : 9780814779385
  • ISBN 10 : 0814779387
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The thesis behind this book is that American industry cannot compete in the marketplace because their organizational structure and management style has become pathologically narcissistic. The theory is illustrated with real-life examples such as the DeLorean automobile business failure.

About the Author(s)

Howard S. Schwartz grew up in New York City, where he attended the Bronx High School of Science. His bachelor's degree is in philosophy from Antioch College, and he studied philosophy as a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, San Diego. His PhD, from Cornell University, is in organizational behaviour. He is a professor of organizational behaviour in the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, and now divides his time between Lake Orion, Michigan and New York City.

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