9780199261581

The Making of Modern Management British Management in Historical Perspective

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

The authors provide an historical account of the evolution of modern management in the UK. The book draws on archival and secondary sources and addresses such issues as the particular context of management in the UK; the development of management as a profession; management and economic performance; and the spread of management education and ideas.

Author Biography


John F. Wilson is Professor of International Business, University of Central Lancashire. He is author of British Business History, 1720-1994 (Manchester University Press, 1995) and Ferranti. A History, Vol. I, Building a Family Firm, 1882-1975 (Carnegie Publishing, 2000). Andrew W. Thomson was formerly Dean of the Open University Business School. He is author of Changing Patterns of Management Development (with C.Mabey, J.Storey, C. Gray and P. Iles, Blackwell, 2001), A Portrait of Pay, 1970-1982: An Analysis of the New Earnings Survey (edited with M. Gregory, Clarendon Press, 1990).

Table of Contents

Preface xi
List of Figures xiv
List of Tables xv
Abbreviations xvi
PART I. Introduction
1. An Introduction to British Management History
3(22)
Introduction
3(1)
The Aims of the Book
4(2)
The Origins of Management
6(2)
Modern Management
8(3)
The Evolution of Structure
11(6)
The Managers
17(4)
A Periodization of the Development of Modern Management in Britain
21(2)
The Economic Background
23(1)
Conclusions
24(1)
2. A Theoretical and Thematic Framework
25(26)
Introduction
25(1)
Management in the Theory of the Firm
26(2)
Schools of Management Thought
28(3)
Managerial Approaches to Problems
31(1)
Models of Organizational Growth
32(5)
The 'Drivers' of Management Growth
37(4)
The Themes of the Book
41(5)
Conclusions
46(5)
PART II. Management and Organizations
3. British Management and Organization up to the 1940's
51(24)
Introduction
51(1)
Industrialization and Management to the 1870's
51(5)
The Rise of Big Business
56(9)
Interwar Progress?
65(4)
The Banking Sector
69(4)
Conclusions
73(2)
4. Comparative Management Systems up to the 1940's
75(33)
Introduction
75(1)
The United States: Competitive Managerial Capitalism
76(13)
Germany: Professional Proprietorial Capitalism
89(9)
Japan: Collective Managerial Capitalism
98(8)
Conclusions
106(2)
5. British Management since the 1940's
108(29)
Introduction
108(1)
The 1940's and 1950's: Continuing Post-war Problems
108(9)
The 1960's and 1970's: Dimensions of Change
117(6)
The 1980's and 1990's: Managerial Capitalism
123(6)
Conclusions
129(8)
PART III. Managers in Context
6. Managers—The Social and Cultural Environment
137(19)
Introduction
137(1)
The Role of Elites
138(1)
Public Attitudes towards Industry
139(3)
State Attitudes towards Industry
142(2)
The Psychology of Industrialists
144(3)
Management as a Career
147(2)
The Managerial Labour Market
149(6)
Conclusions
155(1)
7. The Development of Managers
156(20)
Introduction
156(1)
The Educational Context
157(4)
Corporate Training and Development
161(3)
The Role of Consultants in Development
164(2)
Development through the Professional Institutes
166(2)
Management Education and the Rise of the Business Schools
168(3)
The Demand for Development
171(2)
Conclusions
173(3)
8. Managerial Thought and Institutions
176(21)
Introduction
176(1)
Early Managerial Thought
176(3)
The Interwar Management Movement
179(4)
Towards a Body of Knowledge
183(3)
Professional Institutes for Management
186(1)
The Central Institute in Management
187(3)
Other Professional Institutes
190(3)
Conclusions
193(4)
PART IV. Managerial Functions
9. The Practice of Management—Labour
197(19)
Introduction
197(2)
Early Dependence on Subcontracting
199(2)
The Rise of Organized Labour and the Loss of Managerial Control
201(3)
The Formalization of Bargaining in the Interwar Period
204(3)
The Post-war Battle to Control the Shop Floor
207(3)
The Assertion of Managerial Control: 1985–Present
210(3)
Conclusions
213(3)
10. The Practice of Management—Marketing
216(18)
Introduction
216(2)
Early British Marketing—The Heyday of Merchanting to 1870
218(2)
1870–First World War: The Rise of Branding and Advertising in a Consumer Society
220(4)
The Interwar Period and the Beginnings of Institutionalization
224(3)
Post-Second World War: Towards Strategic Marketing
227(4)
Current British Marketing
231(1)
Conclusions
232(2)
11. The Practice of Management—Accounting and Finance
234(21)
Introduction
234(1)
Accountancy and Industrialization
235(4)
Associations, Divisions, and Roles
239(3)
The Emergence of Financial Capitalism
242(4)
Accountants and Business
246(4)
Conclusions
250(5)
PART V. Conclusions and Reflections
12. Conclusions
255(20)
Reflections on the Frames of Reference
255(3)
The Persistence of Personal and Proprietorial Capitalism
258(2)
Management, Organizational Structure, and Transaction Costs
260(2)
Social Attitudes towards Management and Industry
262(2)
The Slow Transition towards Professional Management
264(3)
Managerial Growth and Change
267(2)
Reflections on Managerial Capitalism and the Future
269(6)
Bibliography 275(18)
Index 293

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