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Business and Management History

Includes the history and development of management thought, business history, and articles about notable management thinkers.

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Professor Derek Pugh: a memorial comment

Professor Derek Pugh, who died on 29 January 2015, was one of Britain’s best known management researchers.

Robert Cialdini

Professor Robert Cialdini (1945-) is a celebrated social psychologist who has undertaken extensive research on the psychology of influence, persuasion and negotiation.

Charlene Li: Social media and technologies thinker

Charlene Li is a thought leader on the use of social media and emerging technologies.

Strategic trade policy, competition and welfare: the case of voluntary export restraints between Britain and Japan (1971–2002)

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This discussion paper evaluates the voluntary export restraint (VER) placed on Japanese automobile exports from 1977 to 1999 by the UK.

Charles Handy

Charles Handy (born 1932) is well known for his work on organisations.

Professor Derek Pugh: a memorial comment

Professor Derek Pugh, who died on 29 January 2015, was one of Britain’s best known management researchers.

Unilever: business as a force for good

To mark the award of the Chartered Management Institute Gold Medal 2014 to Paul Polman, Chief Executive of Unilever in 2015, Peter Starbuck has written this case study article.

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