A Study of Trends in the Continuing Development of Management Principles in the 1970S.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The fact that most authors of management texts have chosen to approach the subject on an individual basis has led to the need for a review and compilation of management principles. One compilation of principles was accomplished in 1970. A representative sample of general management texts published since the earlier compilation was accomplished in 1970 is reviewed and a summary list of current management principles is compiled. The current list of principles is compared to the list compiled in 1970. Newly stated principles are identified and subclassified into categories to identify trends in the development of management knowledge during the 1970s. In addition, in an effort to identify more recent management trends as well as to verify trends identified through the analysis of newly stated principles, the latest editions of a number of popular texts are compared to the earlier editions used in the 1970 study. Identified trends are then analyzed and discussed. In general it was found that, in the 1970s, there has been increased attention to the concepts of systems management, contingency management, and some of the more recent behavioral concepts such as job enrichment, expectancy theory, and behavior modification. Author
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