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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to revisit Igor Ansoff's work and how it interfaces with the various schools of strategic management. Design/methodology/approach – Ansoff's work of 40 years is reviewed and related to other schools of thought in strategic management. Findings – Ansoff's...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use a series of disruptive innovations in the 150‐year history of the US lighting industry to test whether two key innovation management theories retain their explanatory power as market structures change. Design/methodology/approach – Historical case...
Purpose – The merit of improvisation over command and control as an organizational approach is the subject of much debate in the management and emergency literatures. The purpose of this paper is to examine tactics employed by the two leading protagonists at the Battle of Stalingrad – Field...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce management historians to the long‐forgotten work of Frank George Woollard (1883‐1957), who in the mid‐1920s established flow production in the British motor industry, and its remarkable similarity to current‐day production principles and...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to juxtapose the contemporary views of industrial relations (IR) and human resource management (HRM) with the ideas expressed by Chester Barnard. Design/methodology/approach – The paper analyzes Chester Barnard's views along the four premises that underlie...
Purpose – Histories of American public administration during the Progressive era (1890‐1920) tend to highlight the positive contributions of its major founders, skimming lightly over nativist, anti‐democratic and racial writings. The purpose of this paper is to broaden the given narrative by...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine Fritz Machlup's method and use of scenario analysis in the policy discussions around exchange rate solutions to balance of payments problems. Design/methodology/approach – The qualitative research on which this paper is based is the...
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