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 employees, their involvement and empowerment.
This collection gathers together key material to enable students and researchers to explore the impact of Juran's ideas. The set includes a new introduction and an extensive annotated bibliography, making this an invaluable research resource for student and scholar alike.
Other titles in the series include W. E. Deming, (0-415-32386-X) 2004, 2 volumes and George Elton Mayo, (0-415-32390-8), 2 volumes. Forthcoming titles include Peter F. Drucker, (0-415-32566-8) 2005, 4 volumes and H. Igor Ansoff, (0-415-32557-9) 2006, 2 volumes.
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.