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Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

The last century witnessed an explosion of interest in the study of management. However, researchers who wish to examine the available literature on key figures in the field often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining access to the wide range of journals in which most of the important articles, assessments and contemporary commentaries appear.

Critical Evaluations in Business and Managementfocuses on these important thinkers and makes available, in one place, collections of some of the most significant writings gathered from a variety of sources. The works are invaluable, not only for reference purposes, but as contributions to the history of management thought as well as the analysis of contemporary theory and the study of strategic management. Taken together, the prodigious output and lasting legacy of the great management figures of the twentieth century emerges for all to consider.

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  1. Tom Peters

    Edited by John C. Wood, Michael Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Hailed as the ‘über guru’ by The Economist¸ Tom Peters (b. 1942) is one of the most influential business thinkers of our age. He is the subject of this new collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series. It brings together the best critical assessments...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Rosabeth M. Kanter

    By Michael Wood

    Edited by John C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter (b. 1943)—described by The Economist as ‘one of the few women in recent years to have achieved genuine guru status’—introduced the concept of ‘empowerment’ into management thought. She is the subject of this new collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Evaluations in...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Henry Mintzberg

    Edited by John C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Henry Mintzberg (b. 1939) is one of the world’s leading thinkers in management and strategic planning. New from Routledge’s Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series, this new four-volume collection brings together the best and most influential critical writing on Mintzberg and his...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. John P. Kotter

    Edited by John C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    John P. Kotter (b. 1947), a leading authority on business leadership and change, is the subject of this new collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series. It brings together in two volumes the best critical evaluations of his work. The collection is...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Michael Porter

    Edited by John C. Wood, Mike C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Michael Porter (b. 1947) has been described by The Economist as ‘the doyen of living management gurus’. Boldly introducing the language and concepts of economics into management theory, his work has focused on how a firm (or a region) can build a competitive advantage and develop a competitive...

    Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Chris Argyris

    Edited by John C. Wood, Michael Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Chris Argyris (b. 1923) was one of the key figures in the Human Relations Movement in the 1960s and 1970s; he is widely regarded as the founding father of the learning organization. His work has made substantial contributions to the understanding of organizational behaviour, organizational learning...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Alfred D. Chandler: Critical Evaluation

    Edited by John C Wood, Michael C Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Alfred D. Chandler (1918–2007) was the founder of modern business history. He was a critical early influence on strategic management and is famous for the dictum that ‘structure follows strategy’. This two-volume collection, a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Evaluations in...

    Published December 24th 2007 by Routledge

  8. H. Igor Ansoff Critical Evaluations in Business and Management 2 vol

    Edited by John C Wood, Michael C Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    The visionary theories of H. Igor Ansoff (1918–2002) on strategic business management have inspired worldwide acclaim. Called ‘the father of strategic management’ by Henry Mintzberg, he proposed that long-term profitability for a company results only from a commitment to understanding the political...

    Published June 28th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Herbert Simon (3 Volume set)

    Edited by JOHN CUNNINGHAM WOOD, MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM WOOD

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Herbert Simon (1916–2001) was a polymathic intellectual. A founding figure of the field of artificial intelligence, he gained renown in the 1950s (with Allen Newell) as the creator of the first ‘thinking machine’. Simon was also a central figure during the cognitive revolution in psychology in the...

    Published March 29th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Peter F. Drucker

    Edited by Michael C. Wood, John C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    A polymath and prolific writer, Peter F. Drucker has published influential books across seven decades. Taking a humanistic approach to management, he emphasises that it is people who create business, which in turn means that they have a crucial role in modern society. This collection gathers...

    Published October 27th 2005 by Routledge

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