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Reflections on the history of management thought

William B. Wolf (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA)

Journal of Management History (Archive)

ISSN: 1355-252X

Article publication date: 1 June 1996

Abstract

Presents anecdotes in the development of aspects of the field of management, relating to Lawrence J. Henderson, Chester I. Barnard, Peter Drucker, Kurt Lewin and J.B. Rhine. These suggest that history needs to be viewed in a hermeneutical philosophy where it is seen as presenting the Zeitgeist of its period rather than describing facts or causal relations.

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Wolf, W.B. (1996), "Reflections on the history of management thought", Journal of Management History (Archive), Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 4-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552529610106806

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