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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.

Kurt Lewin: Change Management and Group Dynamics Thinker

Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) was a social psychologist whose extensive work covered studies of leadership styles and their effects, work on group decision-making, the development of force field theory, the unfreeze/change/refreeze change management model, the 'action research' approach to research, and the group dynamics approach to training, especially in the form of T-Groups.

Charlene Li: Social Media and Technologies Thinker

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

Joseph M Juran: Quality Management Thinker

Dr Joseph M Juran (1904-2008) was a charismatic figure, acknowledged worldwide for his extensive contribution to quality management.

Philip Crosby: Zero Defects Thinker

Philip Crosby (1926-2001) was an influential author, consultant and philosopher who developed practical concepts to define and communicate quality and quality improvement practices.

W Edwards Deming: Total Quality Management Thinker

William Edwards Deming (1900-1993) is widely acknowledged as the leading management thinker in the field of quality.

Robert Cialdini: Influence and Persuasion Thinker

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

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