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The Resource False prophets : the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business today, James Hoopes

False prophets : the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business today, James Hoopes

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False prophets : the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business today
Title
False prophets
Title remainder
the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business today
Statement of responsibility
James Hoopes
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this critical history of American management, business historian James Hoopes offers modern managers a more realistic perspective. He reminds us that the corporations' ability to create wealth depends on managerial authority, so top-down power and its potential abuse are here to stay in corporate America." "The origins of today's misguided management practices are rooted in the influential theories of the early twentieth century gurus, who aimed to temper management's authoritarian power with democratic principles. False Prophets vividly tells the story of these colorful and flawed characters in the context of the ever-changing American political and cultural climate. It introduces us to: Frederick W. Taylor, the first management guru and the father of scientific management who ruthlessly sped up workers by timing their every motion; Mary Parker Follett, the forgotten pioneer whose ideas on "followship" remain vitally useful in corporate life; Elton Mayo, the Australian immigrant whose intellectual chicanery on the subject of human relations put the Harvard Business School on the map; W. Edwards Deming, who brought quality management to America via a detour through Japan; and Peter Drucker, who left Germany in protest of Hitler's tyranny and tried bravely but unsuccessfully to make power morally legitimate in American corporations." "This penetrating and fascinating book critically examines the gurus' ideas and traces their evolution to modern business applications. Hoopes challenges the popular movements that followed as a result and sharply criticizes today's gurus for continuing to perpetuate bad management in the name of democratic values. In the process, he shows executives and managers how to recognize fad from fact and gives them new guidelines for using authority effectively and responsibly."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LPU
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1944-
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Hoopes, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Industrial management
  • Executive ability
  • Executives
  • Leadership
  • Corporate culture
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management
  • Executives
  • Industrial sociologists
Label
False prophets : the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business today, James Hoopes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52042719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780738207988
Lccn
2003101363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
False prophets : the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business today, James Hoopes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52042719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780738207988
Lccn
2003101363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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