History of Management Thought / Edition 5

History of Management Thought / Edition 5

by Daniel A. Wren, Wren
ISBN-10:
0471669229
ISBN-13:
9780471669227
Pub. Date:
10/18/2004
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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History of Management Thought / Edition 5

A lot more than you might think. By tracing the origin and development of modern management concepts, you can develop a more logical, coherent picture of the present state of management practice, and a deeper understanding of the analytical and conceptual tools of the trade. The History of Management Thought, Fifth Edition, presents the unfolding story of the lives and times of major figures in the field, as well as the enduring themes and influential ideas that have helped shape management thought––from its earliest, pre-industrial beginnings to modern theories. Throughout this comprehensive history, author Daniel Wren profiles significant eras, and analyzes various trends and movements. Now updated and revised, this Fifth Edition reflects the impact of technology and changing market conditions.

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ISBN-13: 9780471669227
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 1.21(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Daniel A. Wren, Ph.D., University of Illinois, is the David Ross Boyd Professor of Management Emeritus and Curator of the Harry W. Bass Business History Collection at the University of Oklahoma. He has served as President of the Southern Management Association, as Chairman of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management, is a Fellow of the Southern Management Association, and a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He has been honored with the Merrick Foundation Award for teaching excellence and received the Distinguished Educator Award from the national Academy of Management for his contributions "as the foremost management historian of his generation." His research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and he is the author of White Collar Hobo: The Travels of Whiting Williams (Iowa State University Press) and, with Ronald Greenwood, coauthor of Management Innovators: the people and Ideas that have shaped Modern Business (Oxford University Press).

Table of Contents

About the Author.

Preface.

PART I: EARLY MANAGEMENT THOUGHT.

Chapter 1. A Prologue to the Past. 

Chapter 2. Management Before Industrialization.

Chapter 3. The Industrial Revolution: Problems and Perspective.  

Chapter 4. Management Pioneers in the Early Factory.

Chapter 5. The Industrial Revolution in the United States.

Chapter 6. Industrial Growth and Systematic Management. 

PART II: THE SCIENNTIFIC MANAGEMENT ERA.

Chapter 7. The Advent of Scientific Management. 

Chapter 8. Spreading the Gospel of Efficiency. 

Chapter 9. The Human Factor: Preparing the Way. 

Chapter 10. The Emergence of Management and Organization Theory.

Chapter 11. Scientific Management in Theory and Practice.             

Chapter 12. Scientific Management in Retrospect.  

PART III: THE SOCIAL PERSON ERA.

Chapter 13. The Hawthorne Studies.

Chapter 14. The Search for Organization Integration.

Chapter 15. People and Organizations.

Chapter 16. Organizations and People.

Chapter 17. Human Relations in Concept and Practice.

Chapter 18. The Social Person Era in Retrospect.

PART IV: THE MODERN ERA.

Chapter 19. Management Theory and Practice.

Chapter 20. Organizational Behavior and Theory.

Chapter 21. Science and Systems in Management.

Chapter 22. Obligations and Opportunities.

Chapter 23. Epilogue.

Name Index. 

Subject Index. 

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