Preface and Acknowledgements [chapter]

Stephen Cummings, Todd Bridgman, John Hassard, Michael Rowlinson
A New History of Management  
A new history of management can inspire thinking differently. Returning to our original target (management history as it is portrayed in management textbooks), we conclude this book by asking: if we were to redesign and promote a new management history in the pages of these introductory works, what might that new history look like? What might it contain? How could it be presented? What might we define as management's fundamental purpose for a student or a manager? Furthermore, how might this
more » ... history change the way we think about management and organization studies, andgiven the influence that management has on life in the twenty-first centuryhow might rethinking in this way help us to think differently about how we organize and measure our lives more generally? 309 terms of use, available at https://doi.
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