Talk:Open-book management

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I just listened to an interview on BBC World Service. Very interesting. Bu I have a serious question - How is this different from Marxism?Self-Described Seabhcán 10:42, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I heard the interview, too. From what I understand, Marxian economics seeks to limit the surplus value: the gap between the value a worker produces and what he is paid. Open book management hands the capitalist hat to the employees, letting them decide whether to close the gap today or produce a profit to ensure future competitiveness. It's (temporarily) lovely for the workers and consumers if producers sold things for exactly the cost it takes to make it, but nobody's going to loan a company the money it takes to grow or invent if they don't expect some kind of return. I would say open books mgmt owes a little to Marxism, but is well within the real-world limits of a market economy. Tafinucane 22:06, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Open-Book Management[edit]

Since this metodology is not about "book management which is open" but about "management by open book", the correct term would be "Open-Book Management". Since this is also the term the author uses in the referenced links, I'm moving this article. clacke 16:57, 12 November 2006 (UTC)


"Employers are challenged to move the numbers in a direction that improves the company" should that be Employees? Whoever wrote this has used company and employees and this is the first time use of employers and plural at that. So I suspect a spello. A rather important one.Robotics1 13:13, 1 April 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robotics1 (talkcontribs)