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The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists

Edited by Morgen Witzel and Malcolm Warner

Volume 1, issue Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199585762
Published online April 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199585762.001.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists

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This book examines and evaluates the contributions that a number of seminal figures, past and present, have made to the theory of management, by providing in-depth, up-to-date, and detailed scholarly analysis of their ideas and influence. Concurrent with the increasing complexity of the field of management, there is the need to re-examine the foundations from which its theories have advanced. Contributions by management and management history scholars explore the origins of each thinker or school of thought and their ideas, and discuss their significance and influence in a broader framework. This volume contextualizes each theorist and their theories, analysing their actions, interactions, and re-actions to contemporary events and to each other. It proceeds in three parts: pioneers of management thinking, including Frederick Taylor, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, Henri Fayol, Mary Parker Follett, George Elton Mayo, Lyndall Urwick, and Chester Barnard; post-war theorists, such as the Tavistock Group, Tom Burns, Joan Woodward, W. Edwards Deming, J. M. Duran, Edith Penrose, Peter Drucker, and Herbert Simon; and the later phase of Business School theorists, including Alfred Chandler, the Aston Studies researchers, James March, Richard Cyert, Geert Hofstede, John Paul Kotter, Henry Mintzberg, Michael Porter, Ikujiro Nonaka, Sumantra Ghoshal, and C. K. Prahalad. This book provides information for anyone interested in how and why management ideas have emerged, and the ways in which they are currently developing and are likely to evolve in the future.

Keywords: Business School theorists; current developments; management history; management theory; management thinking; pioneers; post-war theorists

Book.  592 pages. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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Frederick Winslow Taylor in The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists

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