Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates. To develop an understanding of how modern management theory evolved. The content is aimed to develop a critical understanding of the scholarly purposes of different theories, to help participants to apply these theories in formulating their own research, and to promote understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of management theory. The course will provide a historical background of the emergence of the field of management theory, and map the terrain of the theory along levels of analysis (like micro, macro and meso), along the lines of disciplinary backgrounds and influence of multiple disciplines such as sociology, psychology, economics, anthropology and art.
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