Artificial School Case Study

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This school was founded by Ernest Dale. This school of thought is also called case approach or management experience approach. Dale stated that management is nothing but the study of the experience of the managers. Knowledge gained through experience can be applied for problem solving and decision making.
According to this approach, experience is the best teacher.
1. Managerial experience includes the study of success and failures in various situations.
2. Managerial experience can be passed from one person to another.
3. By studying the experience of different managers, management theories can be formulated.
4. Experience can be taught in classroom as case study.
Empirical school lays emphasis on experience only. it misses other factors.
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