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The rise and fall of management : a brief history of practice, theory and context

Author: Gordon J Pearson
Publisher: Farnham, England : Gower ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012, ©2009.
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Pearson reviews how management became a practice and body of understanding, the development of its crucial role in economic progress, and then how its corruption came about as a result of malign theory, leading to the dominance of the bonus payment culture and short term deal-making that plague us today. Understanding management's past, suggests Pearson, will help its improvement for the future. Contributing to that  Read more...
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Pearson, Gordon J., 1939-
Rise and fall of management.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Gower, ©2009
(DLC) 2009024530
(OCoLC)423214654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon J Pearson
ISBN: 9780566089770 0566089777
OCLC Number: 586148522
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 286 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Part I The Emergence of Management; Part II The Rise of Professional Management; Part III The Educated Fall of Management; Part IV Management for New Responsibilities; Epilogue; Bibliography; About the Author; Index.
Responsibility: Gordon Pearson.

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