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Management influences and trends, and observations from the increasingly global business world. Influences which affect developments in management. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The emergence of trading blocs. Currency relationships. Finance Mobility. Political Stability. Corporate influences: increasing globalization, investor pressure, the environment and business ethics. Other influences: competitiveness, economics, the marketplace. The managements techniques: Pancaking. Employee empowerment. Benchmarking. JIT, or just-in-time inventory control. A discussion of each of the preceding. Some observations liked to, or flowing from, the management trends and the factors which influence those trends. The concept of multinational management. Some remarks on graduate business schools.