First published in 2000, this volume, along with its counterpart, consist of contributions to the history of management and management thought which ask and assess how important managing democratic organizations is today, and how important it will prove to be moving forward, presenting both optimistic and pessimistic interpretations. This collection describes three interrelated research programmes in the form of 38 classic essays and lists 21 authors.
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