The evolution of management thought

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John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited, 1994 - Business & Economics - 466 pages
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Traces the evolution of management thought from its earliest days to the present by examining the backgrounds, ideas and influences of major contributors. Profiles significant eras in the development of management thought, analyzing various trends and movements. This edition features evolving concepts regarding management theory, education, motivation, leadership and other historically recurring topics, describing them in terms of their influence on today's students. A new chapter explores the dynamic nature of global competition, the ability to cope in a more culturally diverse world, concern about ethics and social responsibility, business and strategy as the integrating task of general management.

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Management before Industrialization
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Management Pioneers in the Early Factory 33
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Daniel A. Wren, Ph.D., University of Illinois, is the David Ross Boyd Professor of Management Emeritus and Curator of the Harry W. Bass Business History Collection at the University of Oklahoma. He has served as President of the Southern Management Association, as Chairman of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management, is a Fellow of the Southern Management Association, and a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He has been honored with the Merrick Foundation Award for teaching excellence and received the Distinguished Educator Award from the national Academy of Management for his contributions "as the foremost management historian of his generation." His research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and he is the author of "White Collar Hobo: The Travels of Whiting Williams" (Iowa State University Press) and, with Ronald Greenwood, coauthor of "Management Innovators: the people and Ideas that have shaped Modern Business" (Oxford University Press).

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