Review of Jerold Zimmerman and Daniel Forrester's Relentless: The Forensics of Mobsters' Business Practices, Littleton, CO: Willowcroft, 2021, 261pp

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Abstract

Jerrold Zimmerman, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business, and Daniel Forrester, a Rochester MBA graduate turned top-level management consultant, are not the first to note the similarities between lawful and unlawful organizations, and their book, "Relentless: The Forensics of Mobsters’ Business Practices," is not the first study of organized crime using the principles of microeconomics. But it is perhaps the only book targeting primarily c-level executives, directors, and leaders of small and large for-profit and nonprofits to argue that lawful managers can learn from the way blood-stained villains unwittingly apply core economic principles to create enduring organizations that can thrive in constantly changing environments, despite substantial efforts (by rivals and law enforcement) directed at their demise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-350
JournalEconomic Affairs
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2021

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