World's Most RespectedHarvard Business Review (HBR) Books

Best Harvard Business Review (HBR) Books

The Most Respected Management Books

The Institute's Management society recognizes and honors the works of the world's best management authors.A team of The Institute researchers conducted the study. Researchers' criteria for accepting nominations included the importance of work, media coverage, recognition within the consulting, academia and international management communities.  According to Mr.Med Jones, Editor-in-Chief, no "elite" list is all inclusive, there are many excellent books that do not have equal media or research exposure. The nomination for A List is open worldwide. To participate in the survey, please visit Global Management Polls

Methodology & Ranking Criteria

The survey methodology provides the ability to validate nominations and allows insights into the nominees' critical success factors.
  • Public stakeholders can nominate their most respected books and their authors
  • Voters are then asked to give the reasons for their nominations, thus providing valuable insight into what key factors drive the success of these nominees. Questions are presented in free-form and open-ended formats.
  • Further research is conducted to validate the entries using sales figures, readers ratings and industry impact as expressed in the global media.
  • After verification and acceptance of the nomination, the input is then statistically analyzed taking into consideration the geographic region, the number of votes, the listed reasons and the order in which they are listed.
  • When two or more book score equally on overall ratings (reach a tie), the Institute editors refer to the number of votes.

In a nutshell, the public nominates, the Institute editors validate the nominations, and the number votes determines the respectability and ranking.

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The following is a list of the best HBR books

Best Of Harvard Business Review (HBR) Books

    How Customers Think: Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market
    The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action
    Harvard Business Review on Breakthrough Leadership
    The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment
    Leading Quietly
    Beyond the Core: Expand Your Market Without Abandoning Your Roots
    The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change Series)
    The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First
    Results-Based Leadership
    Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Corporate Boards for a Complex World
    Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy
  Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership
  The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action
  How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate
  Standing Room Only: Strategies for Marketing the Performing Arts
  Harvard Business Review on Change (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)
  The Entrepreneurial Mindset
  Inside Intuit: How the Makers of Quicken Beat Microsoft and Revolutionized an Entire Industry Management Training Courses


Other "A List" survey results (2005)

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