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Classics in Management Thought
Elgar Mini Series
Classics in Management Thought presents by theme an authoritative selection of the most important articles in management published during the last fifty years. Under the general editorship of Cary Cooper, an international panel of leading management thinkers have identified those published articles and papers which in their view provide the essential foundations of modern management thought. These articles and papers were originally published in a wide range of journals and books many of which will not be available in scholarly libraries.
Classics in Management Thought is an essential reference to the relatively few path-breaking articles that have shaped management science in key areas such as decision making, leadership, motivation and all aspects of organizational behaviour. It will be an essential companion for both scholars and practitioners in management.
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`. . . [the papers] will be a remarkable supplement to standard texts on general management. The book is likely to remain central to teaching and research and will certainly enrich the discipline of management . . . No doubt, Cary L. Cooper and the publishers, Edward Elgar, have excellently performed the job of undertaking the publication of the classics in management thought and the Who's Who which are complementary to each other. Every management and social sciences library, whether belonging to institutions or individuals, must possess these publications as they are extremely useful references for teaching and research in management.' -- Debi S. Saini, Management & Change `Cary L. Cooper has done a masterful job of compiling a wonderful collection of classics. Each article is a must read for anyone interested in the development of management thought. A masterful, eclectic set of classic articles that provide a great overview of the field of management thinking. I am honored to have my articles included in this book.' -- Ed Lawler II, University of Southern California, US