What can the past tell you about modern management practice?
A lot more than you might think. By tracing the origin and development of modern management concepts, you can develop a more logical, coherent picture of the present state of management practice, and a deeper understanding of the analytical and conceptual tools of the trade.
The History of Management Thought, Fifth Edition , presents the unfolding story of the lives and times of major figures in the field, as well as the enduring themes and influential ideas that have helped shape management thought, from its earliest, pre-industrial beginnings to modern theories. Throughout this comprehensive history, author Daniel Wren profiles significant eras, and analyzes various trends and movements. Now updated and revised, this Fifth Edition reflects the impact of technology and changing market conditions.
Presents new sections on technology, discussing its impact on management thought.
Covers recurring issues in business ethics, corporate governance, and corporate responsibility.
Includes expanded explanations of developments in organizational theory and strategic management.
Provides a solid foundation in the history of management thought in a chronological framework.