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Organizing Locally
Author: Bruce Fuller

ISBN: 9780226246543
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 30 March 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 6.0 x 9.0 x 2.3
Description:
We love the local. From the cherries we buy, to the grocer who sells them, to the school where our child unpacks them for lunch, we express resurging faith in decentralizing the institutions and businesses that arrange our daily lives. But the fact is that huge, bureaucratic organizations often still shape the character of our jobs, schools, the groceries where we shop, and even the hospitals we entrust with our lives. So how, exactly, can we work small, when everything around us is so big, so global and standardized? In Organizing Locally, Bruce Fuller shows us, taking stock of America's rekindled commitment to localism across an illuminating range of sectors, unearthing the crucial values and practices of decentralized firms that work.

Fuller first untangles the economic and cultural currents that have eroded the efficacy of?and our trust in?large institutions over the past half century. From there we meet intrepid leaders who have been doing things differently. Traveling from a charter school in San Francisco to a veterans service network in Iowa, from a Pennsylvania health-care firm to the Manhattan branch of a Swedish bank, ...

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