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The New Deal for management and organizational studies: lessons, insights, and refl ections

WithAlbert J. Mills, Terrance G. Weatherbee, Jason Foster, and Jean Helms Mills

The New Deal refers to a set of sweeping legislative reforms that characterized much of the early stages of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, from 1933 to 1945. In particular it refers to a series of progressive enactments that saw millions of unemployed workers engaged in public works to improve the infrastructure and cultural life of the United States; the institution of trade union rights to organize; and the institution of social welfare (Genoe McLaren,  2011 ).