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Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Evolution of Management concepts and practices

The origin of management can be traced back to the days when man started living in groups. History reveals that strong men organized the masses into groups according to their intelligence, physical and mental capabilities. Evidence of the use of the well recognized principles of management is to be found in the organization of public life in ancient Greece, the organization of the Roman Catholic Church and the organization of military forces. Thus management in some form or the other has been practiced in the various parts of the world since the dawn of civilization. With the on set of Industrial Revolution, however, the position underwent a radical change. The structure of industry became extremely complex. At this stage, the development of a formal theory of management became absolutely necessary. It was against this background that the pioneers of modern management thought laid the foundations of modern management theory and practice.


Different Author says that history of management is different Author contribute in management. There are so many theories of management that why also called Jungle of management.

Different period of management:

1. Scientific Management:

(i)Fredrick Taylor.

(ii)Henry L.Gantt.

(iii)Frank and Lillian Gilberth.


2. Operational Management

(i) Henri Fayol.

3. Behavioral Science:

(i) Munster berg.

4. System Theory.

(i) Chester Barnard

5. Modern Management /Recent contribution to management thoughts.

(i) Peter F.Drucker 1974.

>(ii) Edwards.

(iii) Thomas Peter & Robert Waterman.1982

Keywords: The Evolution of Management concepts and practices, Brief History of Management, The Origin of Management

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