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Routledge Library Editions: Management


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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.

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Management in Government

Management in Government

1st Edition

Desmond Keeling
December 03, 2019

This title, originally published in 1972, explores the nature of management in an organisation close to Parliament and subject to the pressure of political forces. The author examines the development of thought and practice on management in the civil service in both the United Kingdom and other ...

The Emergence of Systematic Management as Shown by the Literature of Management from 1870-1900

The Emergence of Systematic Management as Shown by the Literature of Management from 1870-1900

1st Edition

Joseph Litterer
October 30, 2019

This study, originally published in 1986, is directed to the period before the establishment of scientific management as a recognised movement, in an attempt to answer two basic questions: was there a body of management literature immediately preceding the emergence of scientific management? Did ...

A Management System for the Seventies

A Management System for the Seventies

1st Edition

John Argenti
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1972. This book was designed to help those in positions of management during the 1970s. The author attempted to predict what problems managers would face during that period, and suggested a practical system of management designed to help them cope with these problems. Many ...

A Standardization of Selected Management Concepts

A Standardization of Selected Management Concepts

1st Edition

Arthur G. Bedeian
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1986. Since "modern" management’s beginning at the turn of the twentieth century, there have been pleas from management practitioners and academics alike to solidify the underlying foundation upon which it is based. However, until the field of management can boast of an ...

Administrative Vitality The Conflict with Bureaucracy

Administrative Vitality: The Conflict with Bureaucracy

1st Edition

Marshall E. Dimock
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1960. This title presents a discussion of bureaucracy and enterprise and how they are related and might be combined. Case studies of various businesses, including Marks and Spencer, are used to illustrate this idea. Most of the companies examined are large and have all been ...

Associations and Consultants External Aid to Management

Associations and Consultants: External Aid to Management

1st Edition

Stanley Hyman
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1970. Trade associations and consultants in their many varieties are arguably the most important of our economic organisations. The people that manage those organisations are among the most influential members of modern society. The research reported in this book constitutes...

Bosses in British Business Managers and Management from the Industrial Revolution to the Present Day

Bosses in British Business: Managers and Management from the Industrial Revolution to the Present Day

1st Edition

F. R. Jervis
October 29, 2019

In this volume, first published in 1974, the author provides an introduction to the historical development of management in business. Success and failure in a commercial world can be explained partly in terms of economic forces, but much also depends on the people, on the management of the firms – ...

Business Decision Making

Business Decision Making

1st Edition

Alan J. Baker
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1981. Risk is a problem which all business decision makers have to cope with. The problem is not insurmountable, however, as there now exist well-established techniques for minimising risk and for calculating which of various available options is the optimal one to pursue. ...

Corporate Planning A Practical Guide

Corporate Planning: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

John Argenti
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1968. Corporate planning is now an established part of management thinking. John Argenti had a large part to play in introducing the technique to British management. His book shows how the manager can apply corporate planning in his own company with a very clear idea of why ...

Creating Excellence Managing Corporate Culture, Strategy, and Change in the New Age

Creating Excellence: Managing Corporate Culture, Strategy, and Change in the New Age

1st Edition

Craig R. Hickman, Michael A. Silva
October 29, 2019

Creating Excellence, first published in 1984, proposes a rational yet visionary blend of approaches for a winning, strategy-driven culture that can provide you and your company with the confidence that gets results. Based on a programme of six essential leadership skills – vision, sensitivity, ...

Engineers and Management International Comparisons

Engineers and Management: International Comparisons

1st Edition

Gloria Lee, Chris Smith
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1992. In an increasingly competitive climate, well-trained, experienced management is vital for establishing the long term future of industry. In response to this need, the number of management training courses have been growing in recent years. However, there is a group of ...

High Performance Work Systems The Digital Experience

High Performance Work Systems: The Digital Experience

1st Edition

David A. Buchanan, James McCalman
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1989. Management styles in developed western countries are undergoing a crisis phase. Increased levels of international competition and volatile trading conditions are creating new demands of job skills and responsibilities. The management challenge is to find work ...

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