Forgotten Foundations: Alternative Worker-centric Visions of the Good of Management and Enterprise

Stephen Cummings, Christina Lubinski, Ellen O'Connor, Christoph Viebig

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Conventional histories present a view whereby the foundations of management as a discipline were revealed by thinkers like Frederick Taylor and Henry Gantt: mechanical engineers well suited to advancing the subject. Relatedly, the good of management – the end that management sought to serve – was defined as an economic efficiency that maximized the financial profit ratio of outputs over inputs. We examine three intellectual networks, centred around Boston, Paris and Leipzig, that developed alternative views of the good of enterprise and management in the early decades of the 20th century. At the cusp of the formation of management as a discipline, these networks created visions of management that viewed organizations as social beings; alternative views of management education; and regarded conservation, social association, and maximizing community and worker well-being as the goods that management should serve. We explore the re-inventive power that recovering these forgotten foundations could promote today.
TitelProceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerSonia Taneja
Antal sider1
UdgivelsesstedBriarcliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
StatusUdgivet - 2023
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023: Putting the Worker Front and Center - Boston, USA
Varighed: 4 aug. 20238 aug. 2023
Konferencens nummer: 83


KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2023
NavnAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings