The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy

The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy

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by Matthew Stewart
     
 

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Every year more than one hundred thousand freshly minted MBAs join the work force, trained in disciplines like strategic management, organization behavior, and leadership studies. But what exactly is such management "expertise" good for? In a hilarious personal and intellectual tour through the world of management theory past and present, philosopher-consultant

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Every year more than one hundred thousand freshly minted MBAs join the work force, trained in disciplines like strategic management, organization behavior, and leadership studies. But what exactly is such management "expertise" good for? In a hilarious personal and intellectual tour through the world of management theory past and present, philosopher-consultant Matthew Stewart takes on famed gurus such as Frederick Taylor, Elton Mayo, Peter Drucker, Michael Porter, and Tom Peters-uncovering a colorful and stimulating history of fuzzy thinking, fudged data, hidden agendas, and plain old B.S., all of it profoundly revelatory about the flaws of the business world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393338522
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
343
Sales rank:
649,481
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Stewart is the author of Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World and The Management Myth: Debunking the Modern Philosophy of Business. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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