IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/vrs/nybujo/v3y2014i1p28-40n3.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Evolution of Management Theories: A Literature Review

Author

Listed:
  • Kwok Angus C. F.

    () (Hong Kong Institute of Technology, Hong Kong)

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the evolution of management theories with an emphasis on human resource management (HRM). It examines the early philosophical viewpoints which laid the foundation for the development of management theories. It traces the evolution of management theories from the pre-industrial revolution through the two world wars to the era of rapid economic growth of the 1960s to the 1980s. In recent years, management theories had become more multi-faceted where emphasis has shifted from behavioural science to organisational structures and quality assurance. With rapid globalisation and increasing importance of cultural awareness, the paper concludes that more research will be needed in the area of cross-cultural and multi-national human resource management.

Suggested Citation

  • Kwok Angus C. F., 2014. "The Evolution of Management Theories: A Literature Review," Nang Yan Business Journal, Sciendo, vol. 3(1), pages 28-40, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:nybujo:v:3:y:2014:i:1:p:28-40:n:3
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/nybj.2014.3.issue-1/nybj-2015-0003/nybj-2015-0003.xml?format=INT
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Evolution; Management theories; Literature review; M12; M54;

    JEL classification:

    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:vrs:nybujo:v:3:y:2014:i:1:p:28-40:n:3. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla). General contact details of provider: https://www.sciendo.com/services/journals .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.