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Evolution of Management Thought

ISBN-10: 0470128976
ISBN-13: 9780470128978
Edition: 6th 2009
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Book details

List price: $215.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The sixth edition of author Daniel Wren's classic text provides a comprehensive understanding of the origin and development of ideas in management. This text traces the evolution of management thought from its earliest days to the present, by examining the backgrounds, ideas and influences of its major contributors. Every chapter in the sixth edition of The Evolution of Management Thought has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to convey an appreciation of the people and ideas underlying the development of management theory and practice. The authors' intent is to place various theories of management in their historical context, showing how they've changed over time. The text does this in a chronological framework, yet each part is designed as a separate and self-contained unit of study; substantial cross-referencing provides the opportunity for connecting earlier to later developments as a central unifying theme.

Early Management Thought
A Prologue to the Past
A Cultural Framework
People, Management, and Organizations
Summary
Management Before Industrialization
Management in Early Civilizations
The Cultural Rebirth
Summary
The Industrial Revolution: Problems and Perspective
The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain
Management Problems in the Early Factory
Cultural Consequences of the Industrial Revolution
Summary
Management Pioneers in the Early Factory
Robert Owen: The Search for a New Harmony
Charles Babbage: The Irascible Genius
Andrew Ure: Pioneering in Management Education
Charles Dupin: Industrial Education in France
The Pioneers: A Final Note
Summary
The Industrial Revolution in the United States
Antebellum Industry and Management
The Railroads: Pioneering in U.S. Management
Summary
Industrial Growth and Systematic Management
The Growth of U.S. Enterprise
The Renaissance of Systematic Management
Big Business and its Changing Environment
Summary of
The Scientific Management Era
The Advent of Scientific Management
Frederick Winslow Taylor: The Early Years
Taylor: The Peripatetic Philosopher
Summary
Spreading the Gospel of Efficiency
The Most Orthodox: Carl Barth
The Most Unorthodox: H. L. Gantt
Partners for Life: The Gilbreths
Efficiency through Organization: Harrington Emerson
The Gospel in Public Sector Organizations: Morris Cooke
Summary
The Human Factor: Preparing the Way
Personnel Management: A Dual Heritage
Psychology and the Individual
Foundations of the Social Person: Theory, Research, and Practice
The "Democratization of the Workplace"
Summary
The Emergence of the Management Process and Organization Theory
Henri Fayol: The Man and his Career
Bureaucracy: Max Weber
Summary
Scientific Management in Theory and Practice
The Study and Practice of Scientific Management
Emerging General Management
Summary
Scientific Management in Retrospect
The Economic Environment: From the Farm to the Factory
Technology: Opening New Horizons
The Social Environment: From Achievement to Affiliation
The Political Environment: From One Roosevelt to Another
Summary of
The Social Person Era
The Hawthorne Studies
The Studies Begin
Human Relations, Leadership, and Motivation
Summary
The Search for Organization Integration
Mary P. Follett: The Political Philosopher
The Erudite Executive: Chester I. Barnard
Summary
People and Organizations
People at Work: The Micro View
Changing Assumptions about People at Work
People at Work: The Macro View
Summary
Organizations and People
Organizations: Structure and Design
Toward a Top-Management Viewpoint
Summary

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