Business and Management History
Includes the history and development of management thought, business history, and articles about notable management thinkers.
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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.
Teaching as constructive-developmental leadership: insights from Mary Follett
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
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
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
Purpose - The purpose of this article is to develop a moral identity perspective on Barnard's conceptualization of executive responsibility.
Exploring early academic responses to Functions of the Executive
Purpose - This paper aims to deepen understanding of the influence of Barnard's Functions of the Executive in management theory by examining its early scholarly reception.
Historic horizons of Frederick Taylor's scientific management
Purpose - The purpose of the article is to historically position F.