The Evolution Of Management Theory

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Management theory constantly evolves when there are new ideas or when there is and intention of attempts of transforming the theory. Hence this theory can also be called as the “condensed theory” To know the history of the management theory is the fundamental task (Sarshar, 2002).
The evolution of management began after the industrial revolution had occurred in Europe and America, which was in the end of the 19th century. During the evolution of the management theory, there were many major changes happening, like economic, cultural and technical. The start of the evolution of the management theory was when there was an introduction to the steam power. That was the time when the industries were built with advanced machinery, the method of production also changed during this time. This was the rise of the scientific management theory (Jones and George, 2003).
The cause of the evolution of the management theory was based on increasing the efficiency. Managers were innovating new ways and techniques to manage their organisation. About 200 years back Adam smith discovered the advantages of producing the goods in the factory. Smith journeyed through Europe after the industrial revolution. He found out that the factory in which the workers that were specialized in a particular task was more efficient than the factory in which one worker was doing all of the tasks. This gave a boost to the idea of Job-Specialization. “Job- specialization is the process…
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