Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

by Joan C. Tonn, Joan Tonn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300096216

ISBN-13: 9780300096217

Pub. Date: 04/10/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

Mary P. Follett (1868-1933) brought new dimensions to the theory and practice of management and was one of America's preeminent thinkers about democracy and social organization. The ideas Follett developed in the early twentieth century continue even today to challenge thinking about business and civic concerns. This book, the first biography of Follett, illuminates…  See more details below

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Mary P. Follett (1868-1933) brought new dimensions to the theory and practice of management and was one of America's preeminent thinkers about democracy and social organization. The ideas Follett developed in the early twentieth century continue even today to challenge thinking about business and civic concerns. This book, the first biography of Follett, illuminates the life of this intriguing woman and reveals how she devised her farsighted theories about the organization of human relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300096217
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1Introduction1
2A Childhood That Was Rarely Happy7
3"An Eager, Fearless Mind"16
4"What Shall We Do with Our Girls?"27
5"Very Unusual Privileges"38
6"The Great Milepost and Turning Point"53
7The Speaker of the House of Representatives69
8"To I. L. B."94
9Self-Realization and Service112
10Ward 17133
11Substitutes for the Saloon, Schools, and Suffrage154
12Private Funds for Public Purposes181
13"My Beloved Centres"204
14The Functions, Financing, and Control of Community Centers: Issues for the National Movement235
15The War Years253
16The New State265
17Not Neighborhood Groups but an Integrative Group Process304
18"Too Good a Joke for the World"329
19Creative Experience360
20Professional Transition, Personal Tragedy389
21"You Have Been Extraordinarily Helpful to Executives"415
22"I am Almost at the Same Moment Happy and Unhappy"454
23"Prepared to Go or Stay with Equal Graciousness479
24Afterword491
List of Abbreviations494
Notes497
Bibliography583
Index605

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