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Management Philosophy & Theories and Currents Trends

I need assistance. Choose an area of management philosophy. Locate four articles or books on your philosophy written by different management theorists and published in the past 5 years in academic literature. The articles or books may be theory articles, research articles, or a combination. Develop a table to identify similarities and difference in the theory discussions. Attached is a sample table.

Define management philosophy and theory. What are the differences between the concepts?

What are the major trends in management philosophy and how relevant they are to 21st. century management realities.

Identify a current philosophy related to intraorganizational structure that conflicts with the philosophy of administrative or scientific management. Why did this philosophy arise?


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Philosophy & Theory of Management

What is management philosophy? How is it differentiated from or related to management theory? A philosophy is essentially a critical position or perspective about something, about events and objects in reality. It is a set of moral codes or standards one uses and applies as a point of reference, a basis for judgment in life. Take for example the Philosophies of Plato (i.e. the Allegory of the Cave) or that of Lao Tzu (i.e. The Art of War). Management is about ruling and governing, managing events and challenges in one's private and professional life to make one's self and organization stronger, competitive and effective in achieving its goals. By achieving its goals the organization can fulfil its purpose and survive. Essentially then management philosophy is a set of standards and moral codes that are critical in nature geared towards helping individuals and institutions manage themselves and their affairs for the purpose of goal achievement. Now, what is management theory? A theory is a proven or tested hypothesis following the scientific method. The scientific method rigorously tests a claim or a position via verifiable processes for the purpose of knowledge creation, especially scientific laws. An example of a theory, tested and proven explaining a natural phenomenon is the theory ...

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The solution is a 1,856 word essay (the word version contains a table) on Management philosophy which looks at a recent list of theorists and their philosophies via their published work and via them does the following: provides a definition of management philosophy & theory, present trends & their relevance and discusses on philosophy in-depth as it is applied by a popular company for growth and management. References are listed for expansion, a word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.