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  1. Joseph M. Juran

    Edited by John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    For more than seventy years, the teachings and writings of Joseph M. Juran have had a profound impact on the quality of the products we buy and use everyday. His pioneering work in 'quality' is heralded all around the world, and his ideas on total quality management centre upon the role of...

    Published June 9th 2005 by Routledge

  2. W.E. Deming

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    W. Edwards Deming's name is synonymous with Total Quality Management. His ideas were at first enthusiastically adopted by Japanese businesses. Deming is recognized as putting Japan on the road to leadership in international business and industry and was awarded the Second Order of the Sacred...

    Published December 2nd 2004 by Routledge

  3. Paul A. Samuelson

    Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists, 2nd Series

    Edited by Michael McLure, John Cunningham Wood

    Series: Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists

    Very much 'the economists' economist', Samuelson published rigorous statements of fundamental concepts and theories in just about every branch of economics, including international trade, consumer theory and welfare economics, production theory, financial analysis, growth theory, macroeconomics,...

    Published September 23rd 2004 by Routledge

  4. George Elton Mayo

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    George Elton Mayo (1880-1949) is widely recognized as the progenitor of the human relations movement in management and his work laid the foundations for later management and organizational thinking.Mayo's work highlighted the importance of communication between management and workers and identified...

    Published April 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  5. Alfred P. Sloan

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Alfred P. Sloan is credited with the invention of the modern corporation. At the helm of General Motors from 1923 to 1946, he had a profound influence on management thinking in America and much of the Western world through his unique, ahead-of-its-time, management style.Sloan's leadership and the...

    Published October 16th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Frank and Lilian Gilbreth

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Husband and wife, Frank Gilbreth (1868-1924) and Lilian Gilbreth (1878-1972), are the figures most closely identified with time and motion studies. Pushing F.W. Taylor's ideas to the limit, they sought ways to determine 'the one best way to do work'. Their lasting influence is evident in the fact...

    Published May 29th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Henry Ford

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    This collection includes evaluations of and responses to the contributions made by Henry Ford and the ways in which his influence helped shape the understanding of management practices.Henry Ford was an eccentric, and occasionally enlightened, thinker and remains a controversial figure today. He...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  8. F. W. Taylor

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    This collection focuses on Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), the initiator of 'scientific management'. Taylor set out to transform what had previously been a crude art form into a firm body of knowledge. His work is synonymous with breaking down tasks into the smallest detail, diagnosing the...

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Wassily Leontief

    Critical Assessments of Leading Economists

    Edited by Michael McLure, John Cunningham Wood

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Economists

    Like all great intellectual pioneers, Wassily Leontief has inspired a new generation of researchers. This collection contains key articles that critically assess Leontief's contribution to economics, as well as a number of articles that build on his economic theories. The set is designed to enable...

    Published November 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  10. Henri Fayol

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Henri Fayol, (1841-1925) along with F. W. Taylor, is one of the founders of 'classical management'. Fayol's work was the first significant attempt to develop principles of top-level management and one of the first attempts to analyse the different activities that constitute management. Fayol viewed...

    Published November 22nd 2001 by Routledge

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