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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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Sumantra Ghoshal

Pioneering research with collaborator Christopher Bartlett of Harvard University into large organisations, and an enquiring mind committed to management as a force for good, contributed to the emergence of Sumantra Ghoshal (1948-2004) as one of the most respected management thinkers of his generation.

Peter F Drucker: the landmarks of his ideas

This self-published book identifies Drucker’s key ideas and contributions to management theory, and explores his life and the influences which shaped his thinking.

Journal of Management History

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The British Library has licensed remote access to the Journal of Management History for registered users of the MBS Portal from the publisher Emerald.

Teaching as constructive-developmental leadership: insights from Mary Follett

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to derive practical recommendations from Follett's conceptualization of the student-teacher relations.

Examining the work of Mary Parker Follett through the lens of critical biography

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to take a look at significant contributions of Follett through the lens of critical biography to put her work in the context of her life events, her mentors, and the other major influences on her work.

How Mary P. Follett's ideas on management have emerged: an analysis based on her practical management experience and her political philosophy

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Purpose - The aim of this paper is to highlight the way Mary P.

Responsible executive leadership: a moral-identity analysis based on Barnard's conceptualization

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Purpose - The purpose of this article is to develop a moral identity perspective on Barnard's conceptualization of executive responsibility.

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