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Making Managers in Canada, 1945-1995

By Jason Russell

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256 pages

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Hardback: 9781138691315
pub: 2018-07-15
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The history of management and management training in Canada has been the subject of comparatively little academic inquiry. In many ways, historians have frequently learned about management behaviour in unionized workplaces by examining labour-management relations. The management experience has thus often been seen through the eyes of rank-and-file workers rather than from the perspective of managers themselves.

Making Managers in Canada, 1945 – 1995 seeks to shed light on the experience of workers who have not received much attention in business history: managers. This book will approach management training from both institutional and social history perspectives. It will integrate institutional analysis, but will also examine how factors such as gender and social class shaped the development of Canadian management in the post-war year and illustrate the various international influences on Canadian management education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Management Theory in North America

3. Undergraduate Management Education

4. Graduate Management Education

5. Community Colleges

6. Corporate Training

7. The Social and Cultural Context of Management Education

8. Conclusion

About the Author

Jason Russell is an Associate Professor at Empire State College, USA.

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Routledge International Studies in Business History

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General