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The Origin of Management is Sustainability: Recovering an Alternative Foundation for Management

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posted on 30.07.2020, 00:40 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origins are conventionally traced to F.W Taylor's Scientific Management - an efficiency driven worldview now superseded by a concern for sustainability.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.

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Cummings, S. & Bridgman, T. (2014, January). The Origin of Management is Sustainability: Recovering an Alternative Foundation for Management. In Academy of Management Proceedings (2014 (1)pp. 327-332). Philadelphia: Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.25

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Academy of Management Proceedings

Volume

2014

Contribution type

Published Paper

Publication or Presentation Year

01/01/2014

Pagination

327-332

Publisher

Academy of Management

Publication status

Published

ISSN

0065-0668

eISSN

2151-6561

Place of publication

Philadelphia

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