ORGANIZATIONS: The White-Collar Ape

Man has come a long way since he abandoned the jungle and the loincloth for the office and the necktie. Today modern management science has supplanted instinct as a guide for decision making, and the corporation has replaced the tribe. Or so it seems.

Antony Jay, a British management consultant and former BBC producer, thinks that the distance between the tribal councils of Kalahari bushmen and the inner circles of IBM is not all that great. In a book to be published next month, Corporation Man (Random House; $7.95), Jay argues that...

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