Essays on Development of Management Assignment

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The paper "Development of Management" is a great example of a business assignment. It is a renowned quote that needs is the mother of all inventions. Man in the past has been very short-sighted, and still is; not everyone thinks about the future. The recent global economic crisis, though is beyond the scope of this assignment, is a prime example of the fact that people don’ t tend to see what issues may arise in the future and think and plan in advance for its resolution. People generally think about resolving the problems at hand.

Thus the approach can be called the as-it-happens approach whereby the issue resolution is only thought about once the issue arises. Inventions such as the wheel, bulbs, trains, automobiles, electricity, clocks, etc. are all examples of inventions as and when their demand was made, an issue arose and the invention was a response. History hardly witnesses any scenario in which a proactive approach was taken up by inventors. Following the same proposition, it can also be argued that management theories have been developed in response to the problems faced by managers at a particular stage in history.

The following section presents an overview of how the ‘ management’ was developed.   II. Development of Management History was the time when much stress was laid on sole proprietorships, and very few partnerships, with the scale of business being fairly limited, and the scope generally limited to a particular area or region. Imports and exports were seldom, but they did take place. Assumptions and arguments aside, it is quite evident from readings that what management is today has developed over a really short period of time, thus, not having a long history particularly in the context of great social and economic disruption.

An in-depth study reveals (Pollard, 1965) that the birthplace of management lays in the industrial revolution and during the rise of the modern bureaucratic state. There is no doubt that the changes that took place in our society during this era were the prime sources of a number of key subject-matters such as ‘ founding fathers’ of social science like Marx, Weber, Comte, and Durkheim. The times during the 19th Century were when the organized society came into existence in the UK and the US i. e.

when civil society took on an appearance based on organizations.  

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