Management: A Change of Ideas

There were confident Japanese and uneasy Latin Americans, serene Indians and eager Nigerians. America's top businessmen traded ideas with their European counterparts, and even a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church showed up to have his say. All of them were delegates to the 13th International Management Conference, which last week drew 4,200 business thinkers to Manhattan from 84 lands. Wearing headsets for simultaneous translations (into English, French and Spanish), they talked about the new opportunities and problems that face the managers of the world's businesses. While they discussed such matters...

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