Journal of Management History (Archive): Volume 5 Issue 1


Table of contents

Editor’s introduction and situating the appraisal of rationality

Bruce Moon

As well as explaining the basis for, and linking the thematic structure of the contributions to, the Journal of Management History ‐ Special Issue on the topic of rationality, the…

Be rational! But what does it mean?: A history of the idea of rationality and its relation to management thought

Mark R. Rutgers

An ancient, and most influential, concept in management thought is the idea of rationality. Criticism with regard to a rational approach to management seems to focus on the…


Rationality and implementation analysis

Neal Ryan

This paper examines the prospects of developing rational policy processes. The approach taken is to examine two components of policy processes. First, the paper analyses the way…




Online date, start – end:

1995 – 2000

Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Merged to become:

Management Decision