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Major Works: Business History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published major works in the subject of Business History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. 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 12th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Evolution of Management Thought

    Edited by Arthur G. Bedeian

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Because it is difficult—if not impossible—to understand contemporary management theory and practice without an appreciation of its historical heritage, this new one-stop reference resource from Routledge allows students and researchers readily to access the subject’s major works to enable a full...

    Published October 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  4. 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 27th 2007 by Routledge

  5. 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 26th 2005 by Routledge

  6. 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 8th 2005 by Routledge

  7. 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 1st 2004 by Routledge

  8. Henry Ford V 2

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 10th 2004 by Routledge

  9. 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 21st 2004 by Routledge

  10. 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 15th 2003 by Routledge