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Mary Parker Follett: assessing the contribution and impact of her writings

Brian R. Fry (Department of Government and International Studies, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Lotte L. Thomas (Department of Administrative Services, City of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Journal of Management History (Archive)

ISSN: 1355-252X

Article publication date: 1 June 1996



Examines the extent and nature of Mary Parker Follett’s contribution to the literature of public administration and related fields. First reviews the substantive contribution, and then employs a citation analysis to explore the frequency of references to Follett’s works and the areas in which they have had the greatest impact. The analysis suggests some relative neglect of Follett’s writings compared with other major authors in the field, but some recent resurgence of interest prompted largely by her focus on conflict resolution.



Fry, B.R. and Thomas, L.L. (1996), "Mary Parker Follett: assessing the contribution and impact of her writings", Journal of Management History (Archive), Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 11-19.




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