Management Innovators: The People and Ideas that Have Shaped Modern Business

Management Innovators: The People and Ideas that Have Shaped Modern Business

by Daniel A. Wren, Ronald G. Greenwood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195117050

ISBN-13: 9780195117059

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Here is a who's who of business, thirty-one profiles of inventors, financiers, organizers, motivators, and gurus—a vivid, informative look at the history of management as seen through the lives of its most influential figures.
We meet Eli Whitney, creator of the cotton gin and father of the machine tool industry, who failed to profit from his genius;

Overview

Here is a who's who of business, thirty-one profiles of inventors, financiers, organizers, motivators, and gurus—a vivid, informative look at the history of management as seen through the lives of its most influential figures.
We meet Eli Whitney, creator of the cotton gin and father of the machine tool industry, who failed to profit from his genius; Thomas Edison, who once vowed he would never invent anything he couldn't sell; and Andrew Carnegie, who applied the railroad management system to the steel industry, with spectacular results. There are profiles of such railroad giants as James J. Hill and Edward H. Harriman, and colorful portraits of Samuel Morse and Graham Bell, the two men who launched the communications industry in the U.S. The great innovators of management and organization are here as well, including the founders of systematic management, Frederick W. Taylor and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth. There's an intriguing side-by-side look at William C. Durant, builder of General Motors, a visionary but a weak manager and organizer, and Alfred P. Sloan, who gave GM the structure it needed, and provided the model for all large, multiproduct firms to come. And there are thought-provoking profiles of motivational experts Elton Mayo and Abraham Maslow; quality advocates W. Edwards Deming and Joseph Moses Juran; Taiichi Ohno, inventor of just-in-time manufacturing; and finally, Peter Drucker, the most influential management thinker of our time.
This is the distilled essence of management genius, a stimulating and, at times, inspiring look at the pioneers who shaped how we do business today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195117059
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,112,672
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: A Revolution in Industry 3(6)
I. BUILDING AMERICAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 9(124)
1. Inventors
9(16)
Eli Whitney
10(6)
Thomas Alva Edison
16(9)
2. Makers
25(25)
Cyrus H. McCormick
25(8)
Andrew Carnegie
33(8)
Henry Ford
41(9)
3. Sellers
50(19)
Alexander T. Stewart
51(7)
Richard W. Sears
58(11)
4. Movers
69(21)
James J. Hill
72(6)
Edward H. Harriman
78(12)
5. Communicators
90(15)
Samuel Finley Breese Morse
91(3)
Ezra Cornell
94(4)
Alexander Graham Bell
98(7)
6. Financiers
105(28)
Jay Gould
107(13)
J. Pierpont Morgan
120(13)
II. ORGANIZING AND MANAGING THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 133(104)
7. Working Smarter
133(22)
Frederick W. Taylor
134(6)
Lillian and Frank Gilbreth
140(8)
Yoichi Ueno
148(7)
8. Organizers
155(15)
William C. Durant
156(2)
Alfred P. Sloan Jr.
158(5)
Chester I. Barnard
163(7)
9. Motivators
170(20)
Elton Mayo
171(6)
Abraham H. Maslow
177(5)
Frederick Herzberg
182(8)
10. Leaders
190(14)
Nicolo Machiavelli
191(3)
Mary Parker Follett
194(4)
Douglas M. McGregor
198(6)
11. Quality Seekers
204(22)
W. Edwards Deming
204(9)
Joseph Moses Juran
213(5)
Taiichi Ohno
218(8)
12. Guru
226(11)
Peter F. Drucker
226(11)
Notes 237(12)
Index 249

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