Mary P. Follett

Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Author: Joan C. Tonn

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300128024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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Mary P. Follett (1868–1933) brought new dimensions to the theory and practice of management and was one of America’s preeminent thinkers about democracy and social organization. The ideas Follett developed in the early twentieth century continue even today to challenge thinking about business and civic concerns. This book, the first biography of Follett, illuminates the life of this intriguing woman and reveals how she developed her farsighted theories about the organization of human relations. Out of twenty years of civic work in Boston’s immigrant neighborhoods, Follett developed ideas about the group basis of democracy and the foundations of social interaction that placed her among leading progressive intellectuals. Later in her career, she delivered influential lectures on business management that form the basis of our contemporary discourse about collaborative leadership, worker empowerment, self-managed teams, conflict resolution, the value of inclusivity and diversity, and corporate social responsibility.

Schlüsselwerke der Organisationsforschung

Author: Stefan Kühl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658090685

Category: Social Science

Page: 767

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Der Band stellt über 100 zentrale Texte aus dem Bereich der Organisationsforschung vor. Jeder Beitrag ist nach einem einheitlichen Schema aufgebaut und geht den folgenden Fragen nach: In welchem Kontext ist der Text entstanden (wovon möchte er sich abgrenzen, an welche Arbeiten schließt er an)? Was sind die Hauptargumente der Arbeit?Was ist die These, wie wird die These begründet?

Organisation und Theorie

Beiträge der Kommission Organisationspädagogik

Author: Andreas Schröer,Michael Göhlich,Susanne Maria Weber,Henning Pätzold

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658100869

Category: Education

Page: 324

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Zwei grundlegende Perspektiven organisationspädagogischer Theoriebildung bilden den Gegenstand des Bandes: solche, die organisationspädagogische Fragestellungen mittels Rückgriff auf Theorien anderer disziplinärer Herkunft (Soziologie, Managementwissenschaft, Psychologie) beantworten und jene, die dieses im Anschluss an eine pädagogische Theorietradition unternehmen. Das organisationspädagogische Kernthema – organisationales Lernen im engen Sinne – wird hierbei ebenso angesprochen wie auch die damit verbundenen Aspekte der Teilbereiche Organisationsberatung, Organisations- und Personalentwicklung, Führungskräfteentwicklung, Qualitätsentwicklung, Diversitätsmanagement, Partizipationsentwicklung und Evaluation organisationalen Lernens. Neben der Adressierung organisationspädagogischer Teilfragen wird auch eine grundlegende Theoretisierung von „Organisation“ aus organisationspädagogischer und erziehungswissenschaftlicher Perspektive geleistet.

American Philosophy

From Wounded Knee to the Present

Author: Erin McKenna,Scott L. Pratt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441178937

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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American Philosophy offers the first historically framed introduction to the tradition of American philosophy and its contemporary engagement with the world. Born out of the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, American philosophy was a means of dealing with conflict and change. In the turbulence of the 21st century, this remains as relevant as ever. Placing the work of present-day American philosophers in the context of a history of resistance, through a philosophical tradition marked by a commitment to pluralism, fallibilism and liberation, this book tells the story of a philosophy shaped by major events that call for reflection and illustrates the ways in which philosophy is relevant to lived experience. This book presents a survey of the historical development of American philosophy, as well as coverage of key contemporary issues in America including race theory, feminism, indigenous peoples, and environmentalism and is the ideal introduction to the work of the major American thinkers, past and present, and the sheer breadth of their ideas and influence.

The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

An Awful Hush, 1895 to 1906

Author: Ann D. Gordon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553458

Category: History

Page: 668

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The “hush” of the title comes suddenly, when first Elizabeth Cady Stanton dies on October 26, 1902, and three years later Susan B. Anthony dies on March 13, 1906. It is sudden because Stanton, despite near blindness and immobility, wrote so intently right to the end that editors had supplies of her articles on hand to publish several months after her death. It is sudden because Anthony, at the age of eighty-five, set off for one more transcontinental trip, telling a friend on the Pacific Coast, “it will be just as well if I come to the end on the cars, or anywhere, as to be at home.” Volume VI of this extraordinary series of selected papers is inescapably about endings, death, and silence. But death happens here to women still in the fight. An Awful Hush is about reformers trained “in the school of anti-slavery” trying to practice their craft in the age of Jim Crow and a new American Empire. It recounts new challenges to “an aristocracy of sex,” whether among the bishops of the Episcopal church, the voters of California, or the trustees of the University of Rochester. And it sends last messages about woman suffrage. As Stanton wrote to Theodore Roosevelt on the day before she died, “Surely there is no greater monopoly than that of all men, in denying to all women a voice in the laws they are compelled to obey.” With the publication of Volume VI, this series is now complete.

Understanding College and University Organization

Theories for Effective Policy and Practice

Author: James L. Bess,Jay R. Dee

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579227732

Category: Education

Page: 506

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Now available in paperback, this two-volume work is intended to help readers develop powerful new ways of thinking about organizational principles, and apply them to policy-making and management in colleges and universities. The book is written with two audiences in mind: administrative and faculty leaders in institutions of higher learning, and students (both doctoral and Master's degree) studying to become upper-level administrators, leaders, and policy makers in higher education. It systematically presents a range of theories that can be applied to many of the difficult management situations that college and university leaders encounter. It provides them with the theoretical background to knowledgeably evaluate the many new ideas that emerge in the current literature, and in workshops and conferences. The purpose is to help leaders develop their own effective management style and approaches, and feel confident that their actions are informed by appropriate theory and knowledge of the latest research in the field. Without theory, organizational leaders are forced to treat each problem that they encounter as unique–as if it were a first-time occurrence. While leaders may have some experience with a particular issue, their solutions are usually not informed by the accumulated wisdom of others who have already encountered and resolved similar situations. The authors approach the theory of the organization and administration of colleges and universities from three quite different perspectives, or paradigms, each relying on different assumptions about the “reality” of organizational life in colleges and universities. The positivist paradigm–primarily an omnibus systems theory–integrates the chapters into a comprehensive, yet easily accessible whole. Social constructionism, the second paradigm, is introduced in each chapter to illuminate the difficulty of seeking and finding meaningful consensus on problems and policies, while also addressing important ethical issues that tend to be overlooked in leadership thought and action. The third paradigm, postmodernism, draws attention to difficulties of logic and communication under the constraints of strictly linear thinking that “authorities” at all levels attempt to impose on organizations. This “multiple paradigm” approach enables readers to become more cognizant of their own assumptions, how they may differ from those of others in their organization, and how those differences may both create difficulties in resolving problems and expand the range of alternatives considered in organizational decision making. The book offers readers the tools to balance the real-world needs to succeed in today’s challenging and competitive environment with the social and ethical aspirations of all its stakeholders and society at large. The authors’ aim is to elucidate how administration can be made more efficient and effective through rational decision-making while also respecting humanistic values. This approach highlights a range of phenomena that require attention if the institution is ultimately to be considered successful.

The History of Management Thought

Author: Daniel A. Wren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 519

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What can the past tell you about modern management practice? A lot more than you might think. By tracing the origin and development of modern management concepts, you can develop a more logical, coherent picture of the present state of management practice, and a deeper understanding of the analytical and conceptual tools of the trade. "The History of Management Thought, Fifth Edition," presents the unfolding story of the lives and times of major figures in the field, as well as the enduring themes and influential ideas that have helped shape management thought--from its earliest, pre-industrial beginnings to modern theories. Throughout this comprehensive history, author Daniel Wren profiles significant eras, and analyzes various trends and movements. Now updated and revised, this Fifth Edition reflects the impact of technology and changing market conditions. Features Presents new sections on technology, discussing its impact on management thought. Covers recurring issues in business ethics, corporate governance, and corporate responsibility. Includes expanded explanations of developments in organizational theory and strategic management. Provides a solid foundation in the history of management thought in a chronological framework.

Learning as a Way of Leading

Lessons from the Struggle for Social Justice

Author: Stephen Preskill,Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 8495

This book offers a systematic look at the connections between learning and leading and the use of learning to inspire and organize for change. It explores two interrelated dimensions of learning leadership: the ways leaders themselves learn about leadership practice, and the way leaders foster the learning of those they work with. The book focuses on a number of important leadership activities and adopts a case study approach to illuminate how leaders themselves learn, how they impart knowledge to others, and how they support others in becoming more effective and enduring learners.

The Feminine in Management Consulting

Power, Emotion and Values in Consulting Interactions

Author: Sheila Marsh

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230207165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2023

Through live material from consulting practice and an historical review of advice-giving to pre-modern leaders, this book uncovers a distinctive feminine discourse of management consulting. This new lens challenges current literature on management consulting that relies on established (masculine) images.

Bureaus of Efficiency

Reforming Local Government in the Progressive Era

Author: Mordecai Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874620818

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 9285

Bureaus of efficiency were established in America as part of the civic reform agenda during the Progressive era at the beginning of the twentieth century. In some cities they were nonprofit agencies pushing for governmental reform from the outside. In other cities, efficiency bureaus were established by reformers as departments within municipal government, school districts or counties. The goal of such bureaus was to promote efficiency in local government, as a way of fighting political corruption, urban machines and political bosses. Efficiency bureaus sought to professionalize local government through civil service systems, open competitive bidding, separation of public administration from politics, and reorganizing departments to reduce duplication. Efficiency has remained a powerful siren call in American political culture in the twenty-first century. In that respect, little has changed conceptually from the days of the bureaus of efficiency nearly a century earlier. The bureaus may have died out, but not their underlying goal. This volume presents a detailed reconstruction of this phenomenon in American urban history.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Uncle Sam wants you

World War I and the making of the modern American citizen

Author: Christopher Joseph Nicodemus Capozzola

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 334

View: 9753

In April 1917, the United States embarked on World War I--with little history of conscription, an army smaller than Romania's, and a political culture that saw little role for the federal government other than delivering the mail. Uncle Sam Wants You tells the gripping story of the American homefront in World War I, revealing how the tensions of mass mobilization led to a significant increase in power in Washington. Christopher Capozzola shows how, in the absence of a strong federal government, Americans at first mobilized society by stressing duty, obligation, and responsibility over rights and freedoms. In clubs, schools, churches, and workplaces, Americans governed each other. But the heated temper of war quickly unleashed coercion on an unprecedented scale, making wartime America the scene of some of the nation's most serious political violence, including notorious episodes of outright mob violence. To solve this problem, Americans turned over increasing amounts of power to state institutions. In the end, whether they were some of the four million men drafted under the Selective Service Act or the tens of millions of homefront volunteers--or counted themselves among the thousands of conscientious objectors, anti-war radicals, or German enemy aliens--Americans of the World War I era created a new American state, and new ways of being American citizens. Based on a rich array of sources that capture the voices of both political leaders and ordinary Americans, Uncle Sam Wants You offers a vivid and provocative new interpretation of American political history.

Social Work Macro Practice

Author: F. Ellen Netting,Peter M. Kettner,Steven Lloyd McMurtry

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205496075

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 6892

Social Work Macro Practicefocuses on work with organizations and communities, including planned change approaches and implementation. This new edition ofSocial Work Macro Practicehas been updated and revised to make it an even stronger and more user-friendly text. The authors have designed the book to mesh well with a variety of contemporary policy texts.

Mary Parker Follett Prophet of Management

Author: Pauline Graham

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587982132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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This is a reprint of a previously published work. She was the predecessor of modern theorists on management. Almost everything written today about leadershipand organizations comes from Mary Parker Follett's writings.