The Development of Professional Management
Training, Consultancy, and Management Theory in Industrial History
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after July 2, 2021
This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on the development of professional management.
With contributions on consultancy and training consultants, Taylorism and its appeal to socialists, the social position of managers, and the growth of the managerial class.
Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case-studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.
Table of Contents
John Wilson, Ian Jones, Steven Toms
1. Models of Management education and training: the ‘consultancy approach’
2. Visible hands and visible handles: understanding the managerial revolution in the UK
3. The evolution of education and training in British management consultancy
4. Marxist manager amidst the progressives: Walter N. Polakov and the Taylor Society
John Wilson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) at Northumbria University at Newcastle. He has published widely in the fields of business, management and industrial history, including ten monographs, six edited collections and over seventy articles and chapters.
Ian Jones is a Senior Research Assistant at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and has previously won the John F. Mee Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management in 2018 for his contribution to the Management History Division.
Steven Toms is Professor of Accounting at the University of Leeds. He is a former editor of Business History. His research interests are focused on accounting and financial history and the history of the textile industry.