Advertisement

Information Technology and Management

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 51–54 | Cite as

Management: a scientific discipline for humanity

  • Shoubo XuEmail author
  • Li Da Xu
Article

Abstract

This paper proposed a new concept of management: Managing According to Reason (MR). Since “manage” means to lead, plan, organize and control, and “reason” means to understand the law of the development of objects being managed, this new concept is an integration of the two elements of “managing” and “reason”. MR studies the contradictory relationship between “managing” and “reason”, and considers how such a relationship changes and develops. MR is an integration of the disciplines of management, philosophy, natural science, engineering technology, and social science. We believe the MR is a comprehensive scientific discipline that will greatly benefit humanity. Since “management” cannot work without power, while “reason” relies on science, MR is an integration of power and science. Power is MR’s assurance, and science is MR’s basis. We believe that MR will play a major role in twenty-first century.

Keywords

Management New concept of management Management science Management science in narrow sense Management science in broad sense Managing according to reason Integration of managing and reason MR integration of power and science 

References

  1. 1.
    Robbins S, Coulter M (2009) Management, 10th edn. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New JerseyGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ma H, Sun SQ (1985) Dictionary of economics and management. China Press for Social Sciences, BeijingGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Mao Z (1966) Selected works of Mao Zedong. People’s Press, BeijingGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    China State Bureau of Technical Supervision (1992) PRC Discipline/Subject Classification and Code (GB/T 13745-92)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of EngineeringBeijingChina

Personalised recommendations