Originally published in 1980 but re-issued now with a new preface, this book looks at the German manager from a sociological
viewpoint and explains why German management has been so successful and highlights the key factors in the training of the
German manager and the attitudes and skills he develops in his work. The views and aspirations of German managers themselves
are discussed in the light of the author's first-hand acquaintance with German industry. Throughout there is comparison with
the UK, USA and other European countries. The manufacturing function is the subject of a special examination. It is argued
that although German management has adopted some American practices the ethic is strictly German and an essential part of
the German character.