chapter  29
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Essaying history and management

WithStewart Clegg

Students new to management might assume that it has a brief but glorious history, one in which the initial ideas of foundational thinkers such as F. W. Taylor, were slowly amended and corrected, in which ideas evolved in a Whiggish way, mounting up to the truths of today – or at least those embraced in the last few years’ issues of the key journals that impact factors dictate.