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Journal of Management History (Archive)

ISSN: 1355-252X
Merged into: Management Decision

Online from: 1995

Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies

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The contributions of Chester Barnard to strategic management theory


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Title:The contributions of Chester Barnard to strategic management theory
Author(s):Dave McMahon, (Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA), Jon C. Carr, (Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, USA)
Citation:Dave McMahon, Jon C. Carr, (1999) "The contributions of Chester Barnard to strategic management theory", Journal of Management History (Archive), Vol. 5 Iss: 5, pp.228 - 240
Keywords:Strategic management history
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/13552529910282222 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Chester Barnard’s The Functions of the Executive (1938) represents a book of historical significance to the study of management. Using the fundamental principles that Barnard outlines, an application of these principles is made to the area of strategic management. The analysis focuses specifically on two main areas: the movement from a static to a dynamic model and the role of the environment. Highlights the importance of returning to the work of early writers and their contribution to the future development of management disciplines.



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