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The Palgrave Handbook of Management History

Editors: Bowden, B., Muldoon, J., Gould, A., McMurray, A. (Eds.)

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  • Spans management history thought and traditions
  • Maps the discipline both temporally and geographically
  • Engages with pre-modern ideas and post-industrial concepts
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The coronavirus pandemic of 2019-20 and its associated global economic collapse has bluntly revealed that decision makers everywhere are ill-equipped to identify the innovative capacities of modern societies and, in particular, deploy managers to harness such capabilities. Getting the problem of management right is a voyage to the heart of human experience. Indeed, the perennial questions that haunt our existence almost invariably prompt answers that invoke conceptions of work, transformative effort and realisation of ideas. One way or another, all such endeavour requires management. It is often overlooked that more than any other discipline, management history brings into focus humanity’s most pressing questions. At the time of writing, these queries come with a disquieting urgency. What is management? How do its modern methods differ from those in pre-industrial societies? How does the management that emerged in Western Europe and North America in the nineteenth century differ from forms practiced in the twentieth? In what ways do Asian, African and South American societies have distinctive managerial philosophies? Perhaps most importantly, what don’t we know or don’t do very well?

It is to these fundamental questions that the Palgrave Handbook of Management History  speaks. The work’s 63 chapters – authored by 27 of the world’s leading management and business thinkers – explore virtually every aspect of management globally as well as across millennia. The series explores the theoretical contributions of classical Western business and management scholars (Adam Smith, Frederick Taylor, Elton Mayo, Peter Drucker, Alfred Chandler, etc.) as well as commentaries from critical theorists such as Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Hayden White. The Handbook is also practical. For example, its content addresses the day to day experience of management in ancient Greece and Rome as well as the contemporary approaches of China, France, South Africa, India, Denmark, Australia, South America, New Zealand and the Middle East. In short, the Palgrave Handbook provides students of economics, management, business theory and practice, and critical studies with a single comprehensive and in-depth point of reference.

 

About the authors

Bradley Bowden Bradley Bowden is an Australian academic and management historian. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management History, and Co-Editor in the Palgrave Macmillan Debates in Business History Series. He has twice won the Academy of Management’s John F Mee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Management History. In 2016-2017 he also served as Chair of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management

Jeffrey Muldoon received his bachelor’s degree in History from Gettysburg College in 1999. Thereafter, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut in 2005. Finally, he received his doctorate from the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in business administration. His research interests include management history (with special emphasis on the Hawthorne studies and the career of George Homans), social exchange, and leadership. His research has appeared in such journals as Stress and Health, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Career Development International, and the Journal of Management History. His research in history had won the Best Student Paper at the Academy of Management in 2009 and the Most Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Management History in 2013 for his paper on The Hawthorne Legacy. He has been active in the management history division as both a presenter and reviewer.

Anthony M. Gould is professeur titulaire (full-professor) of labour relations at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada and Visiting Professor at the Griffith Business School in Brisbane, Australia. Professor Gould has authored articles about management, employment relations and labour market economics that are published in leading peer-reviewed journals and have been cited extensively. He has also written book chapters and presented refereed conference papers in Asia, the Middle-East, Europe and North America. He has been a visiting fellow at Cornell University’s Labor Relations Institute in New York and an invited editor for journals including  Relations industrielles and the Journal of Management History. Prior to entering academia, Professor Gould was a public sector senior executive in Australia and Europe. He has professional interests in labour market deregulation; young/vulnerable workers; globalization; the role of the employment relationship in commercial performance and corporate development; corporate strategy in the digital age; and, statistics and quantitative analysis. 

Adela McMurray has extensive research experience in public and private sectors and has published over 200 refereed publication. Her research is internationally recognized and she is the recipient of four Australian Research Council grants, two Cooperative Research Centre grants, and various other competitive grants totaling over $5 million. Adela is Associate Editor of the Journal of Management History, has chaired the USA Academy of Management's International Theme Committee, is a member of the Management History Division and a number of editorial advisory boards. She is the recipient of best research paper, teaching and supervision excellence awards. Adela's research expertise addresses: Innovation, Culture, Diversity and Climate. 


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Management History
Editors
  • Bradley Bowden
  • Jeffrey Muldoon
  • Anthony Gould
  • Adela McMurray
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62115-9
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-62114-2
Print ISBN
978-3-319-62113-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 1478
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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