The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists

Paperback | October 2, 2014

EditorMorgen Witzel, Malcolm Warner

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Concurrent with the increasing complexity of the field of management, the need to re-examine the foundations from which its theories have advanced has become ever more important and useful. The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists examines and evaluates the contributions that seminalfigures, past and present, have made to the theory of management by providing in-depth, up-to-date, and detailed scholarly analysis of their ideas and influence. Chapters by leading management and management history scholars explore the origins of each thinker or school of thought and their ideas, and discuss the significance and influence in a broader framework. The Handbook contextualises each theorist and their theories, analysing their actions,interactions, and re-actions to contemporary events and to each other. It is arranged in three parts: pioneers of management thinking from Frederick Taylor to Chester Barnard; post-war theorists, such as the Tavistock Institute and Edith Penrose; and the later phase of Business School theorists,including Alfred Chandler, Michael Porter, and Ikujiro Nonaka. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in how and why management ideas have emerged, and the ways in which they are currently developing and will evolve in the future.

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Concurrent with the increasing complexity of the field of management, the need to re-examine the foundations from which its theories have advanced has become ever more important and useful. The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists examines and evaluates the contributions that seminalfigures, past and present, have made to the theory...

Morgen Witzel is a well-known writer and lecturer on management, and one of the world's leading management historians. He is the author of eighteen books on management history, which have been translated into nine languages, and an extensive number of articles, essays, and reviews for various publications. He is currently a Fellow of ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pagesPublished:October 2, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198708823

ISBN - 13:9780198708827

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1. Morgen Witzel and Malcolm Warner: IntroductionPART I: PIONEERS2. Robert F. Conti: Frederick Winslow Taylor3. Bernard Mees: Mind, Method, and Motion: Frank and Lillian Gilbreth4. Jean-Louis Peaucelle and Cameron Guthrie: Henri Fayol5. John Child: Mary Parker Follett6. Kyle Bruce: George Elton Mayo7. Andrew Thomson and John Wilson: Lyndall Urwick8. Joseph T. Mahoney and Andrea Gabor: Chester Barnard and the Systems Approach to Nurturing OrganizationsPART II: POST-WAR THEORISTS9. Frances Abraham: The Tavistock Group10. Sandra Dawson: Deeply Engaged, Intuitively Analytical, and Determinedly Applied: Tom Burns and Joan Woodward in Context but Not in Concert11. Milan Zeleny: W. Edwards Deming12. Mohammed Zairi: The Life and Diverse Contributions of Dr J. M. Juran13. Christos Pitelis: Edith Penrose's Contribution to Economic and Management Scholarship14. Peter Starbuck: Peter F. Drucker (Peter Georg Ferdinand Drucker)15. J.C. Spender: Herbert Alexander Simon: Philosopher of the Organizational Life-WorldPART III: BUSINESS SCHOOL THEORISTS16. William Lazonick: Alfred Chandler's Managerial Revolution: Developing and Utilizing Productive Resources17. Ray Loveridge: The Aston Studies: A Journey towards a Science of Administration?18. Mie Augier: James March, Richard Cyert, and the Evolving Field of Organizations19. Monir Tayeb: Geert Hofstede20. Karl Moore and Alexandra Klein: John Paul Kotter21. Morgen Witzel: Henry Mintzberg22. John Mathews: The Competitive Advantage of Michael Porter23. Robert Pitkethly: Ikujiro Nonaka24. Susan Segal-Horn: Sumantra Ghoshal25. Peter Williamson and Keeley Wilson: C. K. Prahalad