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Business Organization (RLE: Organizations) by John O'Shaughnessy

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CHAPTER II

THE CLASSICAL APPROACH

THE classical approach was the first to develop. It is associated with the writings of Fayol (1916) in France, Taylor (1911), Mooney and Reilly (1932) in America, Urwick (1928, 1943) in Britain, and, more recently, with the writings of Brech (1957) in Britain and Allen (1958) in America. These writers have contributed most to the approach. All have been managers or management consultants.

Although it is now fashionable in management literature to portray the approach as out of date, this opinion is very much open to question. It is included in this book because it focuses attention on factors which cannot be ignored in any study on organization. The approach concentrates on the following problems:

1. Determining ...

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