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 this literature, if it existed, have a central concept or approach which could be recognised? This title will be of interest to students of business studies and management.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Development of the Concept of Management 3. The Emergence of Systematic Management in the Literature 4. The Major Areas of Systematic Management 5. The Development and Content of Systematic Management and its Place in the Development of Management Literature; Bibliography; Appendix