First published in 2002. 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.
List of Contributors; Preface Arthur G. Bedeian; 1. Mix Context and Choice, and Add a Large Dose of Serendipity John Child 2. "It’s All About LMXs, Stupid": Collect High-Quality Data, Follow It, Trust LMXs and Always Seek Serendipity George B. Graen 3. Strategies Without a Plan: An Academic Life Considered Donald C. Hambrick 4. Riding into the Sunset on a Thoroughbred Michael A. Hitt 5. Born to be an Editor: Tales of a Right Brain, Defrocked Engineer James G. Hunt 6. Celebrating Work: A Job Unfinished Thomas A. Kochan 7. Finding Myself in the Right Place at the Right Time, But Not Always Richard T. Mowday 8. Stumbling into Organizational Behaviour Greg R. Oldman; Appendix; Name 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.