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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.

2013 review

This is the 2013 edition of the Corven Networks’ Yearbook.

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.

The life and times of a senior scholar: an interview with Jane Dutton

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Purpose - The aim of this paper was to interview a senior scholar in the field of management.

Discovering the foundational philosophies, practices, and influences of modern management theory

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Purpose - The aim of this paper is to discuss the factors that influenced the establishment of modern management into the pervasive force it is today.

The 1920 Farrow's Bank failure: a case of managerial hubris?

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Purpose - The aim of this paper is to evaluate the extent to which hubristic behaviour on the part of Thomas Farrow contributed to the downfall of Farrow's Bank in 1920.

History, field definition and management studies: the case of the New Deal

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Purpose - The aim of this paper is threefold.

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