The Origin of Management is Sustainability: Recovering an Alternative Foundation for Management
conference contributionposted on 2020-07-30, 00:40 authored by Stephen CummingsStephen Cummings, Todd BridgmanTodd Bridgman
Management's origins are conventionally traced to F.W Taylor's Scientific Management - an efficiency driven worldview now superseded by a concern for sustainability. We argue the opposite: it was a concern for sustainability that made Scientific Management. Regarding this as the origin and underlying purpose of management studies could spark significant innovation.