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Creating New Knowledge in ManagementAppropriating the Field's Lost Foundations$
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Ellen O'Connor

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804770750

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.001.0001

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Mary Parker Follett's Science of Reciprocal Relating and Creative Experience

Mary Parker Follett's Science of Reciprocal Relating and Creative Experience

(p.77) Chapter 5 Mary Parker Follett's Science of Reciprocal Relating and Creative Experience
Creating New Knowledge in Management
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Mary Parker Follett (1868–1933) proposed a new science of relating called “dynamic,” “reciprocal,” and “circular,” terms which are used interchangeably. Drawing on Joan Tonn's book and other sources, this chapter examines how Follett combined science and practice as a function of a new relationship to inquiry and action. It also challenges the notion that Follett worked with disconnected ideas such as “constructive conflict,” “power-with versus power-over,” and “the law of the situation.” It first provides an overview of reciprocal relations theory and then looks at the co-educational Thayer Academy founded by Sylvanus Thayer and attended by Follett. It also focuses on Follett's studies at the Harvard Annex, later called Radcliffe, and at Newnham, the women's school at Cambridge. Finally, the chapter focuses on the School Center Movement and self-governance as well as Follett's two books, The New State (1918) and Creative Experience (1924).

Keywords:   Mary Parker Follett, Joan Tonn, reciprocal relations theory, Thayer Academy, Harvard Annex, Newnham, School Center Movement, self-governance, The New State, Creative Experience

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