Management and Rolls Access Code

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Use this Learning Outline as you read and study this chapter.

Historical Background of Management
• Explain why studying management history is important. • Describe some early evidences of management practice.

Scientific Management
• Describe the important contributions made by Frederick W. Taylor and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth. • Explain how today’s managers use scientific management.

General Administrative Theory
• Discuss Fayol’s contributions to management theory. • Describe Max Weber’s contribution to management theory. • Explain how today’s managers use general administrative theories of management.

Quantitative Approach
• Explain what the quantitative approach has contributed to the field of management. •
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What advice could he give other company managers who wanted to encourage innovative thinking?

Management with Rolls Access Code, Ninth Edition, by Stephen P. Robbins and Mary Coulter. Published by Prentice Hall. Copyright © 2007 by Pearson Education, Inc.


Part One Introduction

Q&A Can looking at management history help me be a better manager? Go to Q & A 2.1 to find out.

ike’s push to come up with something innovative for the marketplace isn’t all that unusual today. Many organizations, large and small, have made similar commitments to pursuing innovation with all its challenges and rewards. Why? Global competition and general competitive pressures reflect today’s reality: innovate or lose. Although John Hoke was innovative in how he inspired his employees to think in new ways about shoe design, he recognized that it’s not always easy to implement new ideas. In fact, the history of management is filled with evolutions and revolutions in implementing new ideas. Looking at management history can help us understand today’s management theory and practice. It can help us see what did and did not work. In this chapter, we’ll introduce you to the origins of many contemporary management concepts and show how they have evolved to reflect the changing needs of organizations and society as a whole. We’ll also introduce important trends and issues that managers currently face, in order to link the past with the future and to demonstrate
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