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The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson


There is a dearth of literature on management history as a key factor in modern economic society. This book aims to rectify that. It covers the period since the Second Industrial Revolution that started around 1870, when new organizational structures and managerial systems and skills became necessary. It focuses on manufacturing and larger-scale business, since these are the areas which have caused the greatest controversy about the weaknesses displayed by British industry in comparison to other countries such as the USA, Germany, and later Japan in the move to managerial capitalism. The book ... More

Keywords: management history, managers, organizational structures, managerial systems, managerial skills, professionalism, personal capitalism, proprietorial capitalism, managerial capitalism, drivers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199261581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John F. Wilson, author
Professor of International Business, University of Central Lancashire
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Andrew Thomson, author
formerly Dean of the Open University Business School
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