This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on the development of professional management.
With contributions on consultancy and the training of consultants, Taylorism and its appeal to socialists, the social position of managers, and the growth of the managerial class, this volume provides an array of fascinating insights into industrial history.
Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.
John F. Wilson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) at Northumbria University, Newcastle. He has published widely in the fields of business, management, and industrial history, including ten monographs, six edited collections, and over seventy articles and chapters.
Ian Jones is a Senior Research Assistant at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, and won the John F. Mee Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management in 2018 for his contribution to the Management History Division.
Steven Toms is Professor of Accounting at the University of Leeds. He is a former editor of Business History. His research interests are focused on accounting and financial history and the history of the textile industry.
1 Models of management education and training: the 'Consultancy Approach'
2 Visible hands and visible handles: understanding the managerial revolution in the UK
3 The evolution of education and training in British management consultancy
4 Marxist manager amidst the Progressives: Walter N. Polakov and the Taylor Society