Management and Myths: Challenging the Fads, Fallacies and Fashions by A. Furnham, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Management and Myths: Challenging the Fads, Fallacies and Fashions

Management and Myths: Challenging the Fads, Fallacies and Fashions

by A. Furnham
     
 
This book takes a very critical look at management fads and fashions and shows that many do not stand up to scrutiny. It is believed for example that coaching is successful. What is the evidence for this? Selection procedures at interviews result in the right candidate being selected. Again what is the evidence? The author shows that many fads and fashions in

Overview

This book takes a very critical look at management fads and fashions and shows that many do not stand up to scrutiny. It is believed for example that coaching is successful. What is the evidence for this? Selection procedures at interviews result in the right candidate being selected. Again what is the evidence? The author shows that many fads and fashions in management are short lived and based upon flimsy evidence, yet enjoy a period of support. His book will be an important tool for managers who want to understand the substance and rigour or lack of it associated with modern management ideas and concepts.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'...Furnham always has something interesting to say.' - Internetworks

'It's always the sign of a good book if it challenges your own conventional wisdom, or you find yourself nodding in agreement as someone at last expresses what you've long thought might be the case! Written with humour and wit, and a totally accessible style, Furnham's book is likely to be an eye-opener, so take time out from a 'must read' and enjoy a 'good read'.' - PM4success, Project Management Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403922045
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/02/2004
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology, University College, London. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals and was recognized as the most productive psychologist in the world from 1980-1989. He is the author of more than thirty-five books, many of which are read on an international scale. He also acts as a consultant to a number of multinational corporations.

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