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Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Ellen O'Connor


This book rediscovers lost sources in the work of Mary Parker Follett and Chester Barnard, providing a foundation for management as a unique and coherent discipline. It begins by explaining that research universities, and the management field in particular, have splintered into smaller and less related parts. It then recovers a lost tradition of integrating management and the humanities, exploring ways of building on this convention to advance the unique art and science of business. By way of Follett and Barnard's work, the book demonstrates how the shared values, purposes, and customs of mana ... More

Keywords: management, business, Mary Parker Follett, Chester Barnard, humanities, humanism, research universities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804770750
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen O'Connor, author