Management Theory

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 2003 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
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This book brings together a broad and stimulating range of literature and academic research to provide a comprehensive, critical evaluation of the development of management theory from the late eighteenth century to the present day. It provides a clear outline of the subject's main themes through examination of the lives and writings of more than twenty-four key thinkers - from F.W. Taylor, Max Weber and Mary Parker Follet through to Peter Drucker, William Ouchi, Charles Handy, Geert Hofstede, Kenichi Ohmae and Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Each chapter identifies the thinker's main contribution to management theory and also provides a critical review, discussion questions and a guide to further reading for those wishing to take their studies further. Chapters can be used as free-standing essays but patterns of interaction and influence between different thinkers are highlighted and interlinked between chapters. This text is an accessible summary of the evolution of key themes in management thought. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of business studies, management and organizational behaviour will find this book to be invaluable. It will also appeal to general readers looking for an insight into management thinking.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
14
CHAPTER THREE
27
CHAPTER FIVE
44
CHAPTER
57
CHAPTER EIGHT
73
CHAPTERTEN
92
CHAPTERTWELVE
117
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
134
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
152
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
171
CHAPTERTWENTY
193
CHAPTERTWENTYONE
208
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
226
Bibliography
240
Subject index
254
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J Sheldrake is a reader at the London Guildhall University, UK.

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