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The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Christopher Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does public management—the art of the state—so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service, and what are the different ways in which control or regulation can be ... More


Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

The book reviews the career of Lyndall Urwick, the dominant figure in British management between the late 1920s and the early 1960s, both in terms of his writings and his passion in pursuit of ... More


The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

There is a dearth of literature on management history as a key factor in modern economic society. This book aims to rectify that. It covers the period since the Second Industrial Revolution that ... More


Later Writings

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter covers a selection of Urwick's writings from the Second World War onwards. There are twelve subsections, some dealing with individual books, others topic areas, and in all covering a ... More


Introduction

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer an alternative historical analysis of the evolution of managerial rationality as a contested ideology and practice. It ... More


History and Organization Studies: A Long-Term View

Behlül Üsdiken and Matthias Kipping

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines how the relationship between history and what is now known as organization studies has unfolded over the past 100 years. Our central argument is that the significance of history ... More


Past

Barbara Kellerman

in Professionalizing Leadership

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190695781
eISBN:
9780190874452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695781.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Political Economy

The chapter focuses on how leadership was taught in the distant and recent past. The first section is on five of the greatest leadership teachers ever—Lao-tzu, Confucius, Plato, Plutarch, and ... More


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