First published in 1998. This volume compiles the autobiographies of the management discipline’s most distinguished laureates. Prior to this publication, the available management literature provided little insight into the personal and intellectual lives - the frustrations as well as the triumphs - of the individuals in the management discipline. Although such understanding could be conveyed in many forms, perhaps the most intimate and fascinating of these for gaining behind-the-scenes insights is the autobiography. Thus, the autobiographies in this volume, as in the five companion volumes, offer the reader not only a glimpse of the subjective determinants and personal experiences of the management discipline’s most distinguished laureates, but also a deeper understanding of what management is and what it is becoming. The various accounts reflect a diversity of approaches, interests, and experiences.
Preface Arthur G. Bedeian; 1. And Fate Walked In Arthur G. Bedeian 2. Managerialism: The Management of Human Knowledge C. West Churchman 3. A Surprised Academic: Learning from Others While Walking on Thin Ice David J. Hickson 4. The Life and Times of a Perennial Student Thomas A. Mahoney 5. Catching Reality in Flight Andrew M. Pettigrew 6. Having the Bubble Karlene H. Roberts 7. Getting to See What’s Out There Wickham Skinner; Appendix; Index
The 53 volumes in this set, originally published between 1955 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of management and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine management techniques, managing for profit and non-profit organisations, and management training and development. This set will be of particular interest to students of Business Studies.