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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to focus on the history of cost accounting, costing, and time and motion studies, which were initially developed for industry and private sector organisations, in libraries. At the same time, the article attempts to deal with the question of when and why the...
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to seek to reveal the familial roots of modern management thought, largely overlooked by a vast majority of management historians. Design/methodology/approach – Using a hermeneutic approach, the early uses of the word “management” are analyzed, as well as the...
Purpose – At the end of 2007, the Journal of Management History published a special issue on the topic of excellence, titled Our Dreams of Excellence . In this issue, Guest Editor Dahlgaard‐Park stated that research into excellence had taken a high flight in recent years despite the fact that...
Purpose – How do social factors motivate and influence scholars when they theorize? By exploring the life of George Homans, this paper aims to illustrate that theories are the products of the theorist, and as such are influenced by individual life experiences. Design/methodology/approach –...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the process of innovation management in the eighteenth century in the context of the search for precision time keeping in the watch making industry. In particular it looks at how knowledge was managed and transferred among interested stakeholders...
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to evaluate the coherence of Gulick's ideas on the nature of work roles and the implications for organisational theory. Design/methodology/approach – An analysis is undertaken of Gulick's writings in the “Papers on the Science of Administration”, on different...
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