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Great ideas in management : lessons from the founders and foundations of managerial practice

Author: W Jack Duncan
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1989.
Series: Jossey-Bass management series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides current and prospective managers with the classical foundations of management thought. Draws on the studies of Taylor, Skinner, and others to uncover diverse ways to motivate and lead  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Jack Duncan
ISBN: 1555421229 9781555421229
OCLC Number: 18135482
Description: xvii, 286 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Exploring the seeds of modern management thought --
Progress through specialization from making pins to robots --
Searching for efficiency: the gospel of scientific management --
Part 2: Merging the art and science of management --
Science and management: the quest for legitimacy --
Decision making: the heart of executive activity --
What managers really do: rational and nonrational views --
Part 3: Managing purposeful systems --
Setting goals and managing tasks: creating purpose in organizations --
Managerial responsibility: balancing accountability, obligations, and values --
Part 4: Managing the human factor --
Work and motivation: exploring different assumptions about human nature --
Leadership: art, style, or science? --
Part 5: Managing coordination and change --
Authority and influence: exercising managerial rights and abilities --
Organizational design and change: managing when there are no absolutes --
Enduring lessons from classical management literature.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass management series.
Responsibility: W. Jack Duncan.

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