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Mary P. Follett : creating democracy, transforming management

Author: Joan C Tonn
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Mary Parker Follett; Mary Parker Follett; Mary Parker Follett; Mary Parker Follett; Mary Parker Follett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan C Tonn
ISBN: 0300096216 9780300096217
OCLC Number: 50198507
Description: xiv, 623 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A childhood that was rarely happy --
An eager, fearless mind --
What shall we do with our girls? --
Very unusual privileges --
The great milepost and turning point --
The Speaker of the House of Representatives --
To I.L.B. --
Self-realization and service --
Ward 17 --
Substitutes for the saloon, schools, and suffrage --
Private funds for public purposes --
My beloved centres --
The functions, financing, and control of community centers --
The war years --
The new state --
Not neighborhood groups but an integrative group process --
Too good a joke for the world --
Creative experience --
Professional transition, personal tragedy --
You have been extraordinarily helpful to executives --
I am almost at the same moment happy and unhappy --
Prepared to go or stay with equal graciousness.
Responsibility: Joan C. Tonn.

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Mary P. Follett (1868-1933) was one of America's pre-eminent thinkers about democracy and social organization. This biography of Follett illuminates the life of this intriguing woman and reveals how  Read more...

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