History of managerial thought: a brief overview

The history of management is typically broken down into schools of thought and resultant theories. Rather than serving as a comprehensive review, this chapter is intended to provide you with a general overview of some of the theory which has emerged. While not all aspects of the various schools and theories are equally applicable to managing in the library environment, each perspective can help layer one’s understanding of given situations and problems.

Frederick Winslow Taylor and scientific management

Almost to a fault, books on management and organizational behavior begin with a discussion of the work of Frederick Winslow Taylor and his seminal book originally published in 1911, The Principles ...

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