Chapter 2 Digital Revolution and Sustainability without Well-Founded Mathematical Education?

Máté Farkas-Kis

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

DOI: 10.4324/9781003358411-2

2.1 Introduction – The Appearance of Mathematics in Corporate Management

For many millennia, as long as people fought for survival in a wild struggle with nature, mathematics and counting did not exist because there was no need for it. Life was organized according to simple rules, and the main decision-making questions were where to find food, where to survive the night, and how to reproduce. They didn’t need to count. The change came when mankind discovered the first harvestable regions, which made it possible for their way of life to be permanent on the same place. ...

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