The Evolution of Management Thought, 7th Edition
September 2017, ©2018
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The seventh edition of author Daniel Wren's and Arthur Bedeian’s classic text provides a comprehensive understanding of the origin and development of ideas in management. This text traces the evolution of management thought from its earliest days to the present, by examining the backgrounds, ideas and influences of its major contributors.
Every chapter in the seventh edition of The Evolution of Management Thought has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to convey an appreciation of the people and ideas underlying the development of management theory and practice. The new edition includes an Instructor’s Manual and a PowerPoint package featuring 650 photographs, charts, and other visual materials. The authors’ intent is to place various theories of management in their historical context, showing how they’ve changed over time. The text does this in a chronological framework, yet each part is designed as a separate and self-contained unit of study; substantial cross-referencing provides the opportunity for connecting earlier to later developments as a central unifying theme.
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Part I Early Management Thought
Chapter 1 A Prologue to the Past
Chapter 2 Management before Industrialization
Chapter 3 The Industrial Revolution: Challenges and Perspective
Chapter 4 Management Pioneers in the Early Factory
Chapter 5 The Industrial Revolution in the United States
Chapter 6 Industrial Growth and Systematic Management
Part II The Scientific Management Era
Chapter 7 The Advent of Scientific Management
Chapter 8 Spreading the Gospel of Efficiency
Chapter 9 The Human Factor: Preparing the Way
Chapter 10 The Emergence of Management and Organization Theory
Chapter 11 Scientific Management in Theory and Practice
Chapter 12 Scientific Management in Retrospect
Part III The Social Person Era
Chapter 13 The Hawthorne Studies
Chapter 14 The Search for Organizational Integration
Chapter 15 People and Organizations
Chapter 16 Organizations and People
Chapter 17 Human Relations in Theory and Practice
Chapter 18 The Social-Person Era in Retrospect
Part IV Moving Onward: The Near Present
Chapter 19 Management Theory and Practice
Chapter 20 Organizational Behavior and Organization Theory
Chapter 21 Science and Systems in an Information Age
Chapter 22 Obligations and Opportunities
Chapter 23 Epilogue
- Updates to Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22
- Chapter 19 features updates on evidence-based management, the management theory-practice divide, global studies of managerial work, multinational enterprise and global business strategy, and management’s role in developing dynamic capabilities
- Chapter 20 features updates on managing across borders – Project GLOBE, strategic human-resource management, and organization theory across cultures
- Chapter 21 features updates on lean manufacturing, international organization for standards (ISO), and the digital hand and globalization
- Chapter 22 features updates multinational enterprise and business ethics, social responsibility, and environmental management, and social entrepreneurship
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