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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. 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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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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