- Notes on Contributors
- Frederick Winslow Taylor
- Mind, Method, and Motion: Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
- Henri Fayol
- Mary Parker Follett
- George Elton Mayo
- Lyndall Urwick
- Chester Barnard and the Systems Approach to Nurturing Organizations
- The Tavistock Group
- Deeply Engaged, Intuitively Analytical and Determinedly Applied: Tom Burns and Joan Woodward in Context but not in Concert
- W. Edwards Deming
- The Life and Diverse Contributions of Dr J. M. Juran
- Edith Penrose's Contribution to Economics and Management Scholarship
- Peter F. Drucker
- Herbert Alexander Simon: Philosopher of the Organizational Life-World
- Alfred Chandler's Managerial Revolution: Developing and Utilizing Productive Resources
- The Aston Studies: A Journey Towards a Science of Administration?
- James March, Richard Cyert, and the Evolving Field of Organizations
- Geert Hofstede
- John Paul Kotter
- Henry Mintzberg
- The Competitive Advantage of Michael Porter
- Ikujiro Nonaka
- Sumantra Ghoshal
- C. K. Prahalad
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the impact of Henri Fayol’s life and career on management practice. Fayol first spoke publicly of his theory of management in 1900, and later, in 1908. It was based on his experience managing a successful business. In 1916, Fayol published his major work . His fourteen principles as published in their 1949 English translation are still relevant today, and are coherent with current models and theories of strategic leadership and management. Fayolism has lived on through modern writings and can be seen today in three key areas: management tools, consulting, and research methodology. The development of HRM tools by Fayol opened consulting opportunities. Fayol’s management research methodology is better known today as ‘action-research’.
Jean-Louis Peaucelle is a Professor in Management at the Universit of Reunion Island. He is a qualified civil engineer and holds PhDs in Sociology and in Computer Science. His publications are in the areas of management and economic history, information systems, and work organization. His articles have appeared in such journals as The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, History of Economic Ideas, and the Journal of Management History. He has written numerous textbooks and chapters, including one about Henri Fayol's management tools and another about Adam Smith's pin-making example.
Cameron Guthrie is an Associate Professor in Management at the Université de Toulouse—Toulouse Business School. He holds a PhD in Management Science from Panthéon-Sorbonne University. His research interests are in the areas of management and economic history, creativity and invention, and management education. He has recently published in such journals as the History of Economic Ideas and the Journal of Management History.
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