007 What does it take to manage a historical museum?

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Pioneer Museum (Fredericksburg, Texas)
In this episode I interview Mr. Jeryl Hoover, Executive Director of the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. The museum is located in the City of Fredericksburg on a 3 acre campus near downtown and tells the story of German immigrants that founded the city.

Website for further information:
Pioneer Museum: http://pioneermuseum.net/

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

Blog Note: Other podcasts

taologoI have found another podcast on organizations that you may want to check out. It’s called “Talking About Organizations”, and is available on iTunes or at their web site here. It is a weekly conversation among several academics about organizational theory, and particularly the works of major organizational scholars. Very interesting, if you love organizational theory.

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

006 What does it take to manage city water & sewer services?

Kerrville water treatment plant, which draws from the Guadalupe River
Kerrville water treatment plant, which draws from the Guadalupe River
In this episode I visit the City of Kerrville (Texas) to discuss the management of water and sewer services with Ms. Kristine Day (Deputy City Manager) and Mr. Stuart Barron (Director of Public Works).

Website for further information:
City of Kerrville: http://kerrvilletx.gov/index.aspx?NID=80

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

005 Managerial capitalism anyone?

In this episode I discuss how the visible hand of management (described by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.) may have replaced the invisible hand of the free market (first mentioned by Adam Smith), so that our economy can now be characterized as one dominated by managerial capitalism rather than free market capitalism. This has implications for how managers think about management.

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

References:
1. Smith, Adam 1776. An inquiry into the nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations. 785 pages. An Electronic Classics Series Publication (2005).

2. Chandler, Alfred D, Jr. 1977. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. 608 pages. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA.

3. Coase, Ronald 1937. “The Nature of the Firm”. Economica, 4 (16): 386–405. Blackwell Publishing.

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