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origins are conventionally traced to F.W Taylor's Scientific Management - an efficiency driven worldview now superseded by a concern for sustainability.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.
Preferred citationCummings, 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
Title of proceedingsAcademy of Management Proceedings
Contribution typePublished Paper
Publication or Presentation Year01/01/2014
PublisherAcademy of Management
Place of publicationPhiladelphia