It's been with us since the dawn of civilization. But only in the past one hundred years has management been recognized, and formalized, as a profession. Now, in The Management Century, business journalist Stuart Crainer offers a fascinating, lively tour of management's golden age in a book filled with historic characters any novelist would envy. From Henry Ford to W. Edwards Deming, the innovators Crainer visits here are as in-triguing as the ideas they championed. It's a work that breathes real life into a chronology that's embedded with valuable insights for every student of management theory and practice.
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"Management has been practiced since the very dawn of civilization. But only during the last one hundred years has it been recognized, analyzed, monitored, taught and formalized," veteran journalist Stuart Crainer writes in The Management Century, his fascinating, lively tour of the theory and practice of management. Over the past one hundred years, Crainer says, the art of management has been reinvented time and time again. In The Man-agement Century, we get to live through each innovation and understand how it fits with the past--and the future.
Crainer shows us that a careful study of the history of management holds vital clues to its future. There are lessons to be learned from early giants such as Henri Fayol, originator of the fourteen general principles of man-agement, and from more contemporary figures such as W. Edwards Deming, the American whose concept of Total Quality Management revolutionized the Japanese auto industry. Decade after decade, Crainer points out, each new trend in management thinking has been shaped by the successes--and shortcomings--of the concepts that preceded it.
The Management Century gives vibrant life to this chronology and pres-ents a rich cast of historic characters any novelist would envy. Including both thinkers and doers, the management innovators Crainer introduces throughout his book are as intriguing as the innovations they championed. These are individuals who, despite personal flaws--sometimes reflecting the biases of their times--made undeniable contributions to corporate and social betterment.
As a new millennium opens, The Management Century offers an in-dispensable read to any student of business and management--those still in school and those who view their entire lives as a learning experience. Read-ers will gain a deeper appreciation for human ingenuity in dealing with the challenges of large organizations. They will realize that the demand for such ingenuity never changes. As Crainer tells us, in management there are no fi-nal answers, just enduring questions.
STUART CRAINER is a UK-based journalist who has been covering the business scene for many years. He is a founder of Suntop Media, a media content, concepts, and consulting firm. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, Across the Board, and Strategy & Business. He is the author of numerous books on business: the Ultimate Series, The Financial Times Handbook of Management, and Gravy Training: Inside the Business of Business Schools (with Des Dearlove), also published by Jossey-Bass.
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