Historical Overview of Management

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Major objective of treating “Management Theory and Practice” in a concise, interesting, and understandable manner will be to present management history and theory with an emphasis on the future. Most students will be applying the concepts learned here over a period of next many years. Another objective shall be to identify several areas where management concepts are applicable to the personal and professional goal-setting and also to apply the management skills to the challenge of managing the most difficult peer or subordinate – the one that may confront you in the mirror each morning in your professional career.

In any treatment of a basic subject like this, there is little that the
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In their business and governmental affairs, the Egyptians kept documents to show exactly how much was received and from whom, when it came in, and exactly how it was used. The military, social, religious, and governmental aspects of Egyptian life were highly organized. There were much inefficiency, but the final task was accomplished. Three commodities, which virtually rule modern efforts, seem to have been only minor considerations along the Nile: time, money, and the satisfaction of the worker.

Great China Wall:

The Great China Wall built in the time period of 956 years (688 BC – 1644 AD). It is 6000 Km long. Its base is 20 feet wide and top 11 feet wide. The height of China Wall is from 7 to 37 feet. The whole China wall is made by hands. Working as united for 956 years, there should be some purposes due to which people worked for a long time.

According to history, the purpose of china wall was: • To mark territories • To defend the area • To protect silk road
These examples from the past demonstrate that organizations have been around for thousands of years and that management has been practiced for an equivalent period.

The Wealth of Nations:

One of the classic books on economic philosophy was written by Adam Smith, an eighteenth-century professor at Glasgow, Scotland. In 1776, Adam
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