The Oxford handbook of management

Wilkinson, Adrian, Armstrong, Steve and Loundsbury, Michael (2017) The Oxford handbook of management. Oxford Handbooks . Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198708612

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Management, the pursuit of objectives through the organization and
co-ordination of people, has been and is a core feature—and function—
of modern society. Some ‘classic’ forms of corporate and bureaucratic
management may be seen as the prevalent form of organization and
organizing in the 20th century, but in the post-Fordist, global, knowledgedriven
contemporary world we are seeing different patterns, principles,
and styles of management as old models are questioned.

The functions, ideologies, practices, and theories of management have
changed over time, as recorded by many scholars, and may vary according
to different models of organization, and between different cultures and
societies. Whilst the administrative, corporate, or factory manager may
be a figure on the wane, management as an ethos, organizing principle,
culture, and field of academic teaching and research has increased
dramatically in the last half century, and has spread
throughout the world.

The purpose of this Handbook is to analyse and explore the evolution
of management; the core functions and how they may have changed; its
position in the culture/zeitgeist of modern society; the institutions and
ideologies that support it; and likely challenges and changes in the future.
This book looks at what management is, and how this may change over
time. It provides an overview of management—its history, development,
context, changing function in organization and society, key elements
and functions, and contemporary and future challenges.

Keywords:Management, functions, ideologies, Theories, Practices
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:31 Mar 2017 08:58

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