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 management as a process of administration consisting of five activities: planning/forecasting, organizing, co-ordinating, commanding and controlling. These two volumes place Fayol's ideas in their historical context and provide access to his key writings. The set includes assessments of his work by his contemporaries, as well as current thinking about his ideas on management.
Part I: Henri Fayol: Life and Times Part II: French Society at Time of Fayol Part III: State of Administration at Time of Fayol Part IV: Major Work in English Part V: Parts from Major Work in English Part VI: Other Works Translated in English Part VII: Assessment of Contribution (1937-1969) Part VIII: Assessment of Contribution (1970-1999) Part IX: Fayolism and Related Subjects Part X: Rejection of Fayol's Management Ideas
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 Management focuses 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.