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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to trace the origins of “Japanese management” and explain how it was institutionalized. This historical overview aims to help readers to better understand and evaluate recent events and reforms. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the major...
Purpose – This paper aims to provide a history of graduate healthcare management education in the USA with an emphasis on the comparison of business schools and health science settings. It seeks to explain why different organizational cultures exist and how this affects education....
Purpose – This conceptual paper aims at providing the readers of the Journal of Management History with an evaluation of the overall impact of Arthur Stinchcombe's liability of newness construct on the management literature about organizational evolution over time. Design/methodology/approach –...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the growing popularity of coaching; a concept whose influence increasingly spans academic disciplines and institutional fields. Design/methodology/approach – The paper makes sense of coaching by using actor network theory, an approach that...
Purpose – Applications of information technology have been directly responsible for the increase in productivity of business, government and academic activities. Business and management historians have yet to contribute to better understanding such processes. This paper aims to address this...
Purpose – The aim is to identify Henri Fayol's motivations as an accomplished business manager to publish his management theory at the age of 75. Design/methodology/approach – The authors retrace Henri Fayol's private life using primary sources from various French public archives including civil...
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