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The pocket manager
Heller, Robert, 1932-2012.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton, [1985]

Physical Description:
xii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A Truman Talley book."

Includes index.
Format :

On Order

Reviews 1

Choice Review

Heller's book is a good introduction to managerial terminology for the nonspecialist. The definitions are long (often consuming a page) and often humorous, but the inclusion of other relevant management terminology is quite restricted. Heller's book contains approximately 460 definitions. In contrast, Hano Johannsen and G. Terry Page's The International Dictionary of Business (CH, Feb '82) and Derek French and Heather Saward's Dictionary of Management (1975) (which Heller acknowledges as seminal works) define 5,800 and 4,500 terms respectively. Further, the chatty manner of Heller's explanations make the definitions difficult to use in answering reference questions. This volume is not recommended as a primary reference source, but it could augment reference or basic business collections in college, community college, and public libraries.-L.M. Laudermilk, University of Nebraska at Omaha