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21.5: Introduction to Management Theory

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  • What you’ll learn to do: summarize the development of management theory and the key functions of management today

    Management theory got its start during the Industrial Revolution when companies were interested in maximizing the productivity and efficiency of their workers in a scientific way. In this section you’ll learn about the major contributors to the field of management theory and how their ideas are used today.

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    • Introduction to Management Theory. Authored by: Linda Williams and Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution