Management History Module

Henry Ford once said, “History is more or less bunk.” Well, he was wrong! History is important because it can put current activities in perspective. In this module, we’re going to take a trip back in time to see how the field of study called management has evolved. What you’re going to see is that today’s managers still use many elements of the historical approaches to management. Focus on the following learning objectives as you read and study this module.

Learning Objectives

  1. 1 Describe some early management examples.

  2. 2 Explain the various theories in the classical approach.

  3. 3 Discuss the development and uses of the behavioral approach.

  4. 4 Describe the quantitative approach.

  5. 5 Explain the various theories ...

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