Table of contents

  1. Jørgen Burchardt
  2. Jeffrey Muldoon

About this book


This Handbook is the definitive source and reference tool for academics, researchers and graduate students working in the field of Management History. Consisting of eleven sections, they will collectively cover management history’s past and present and provide an unparalleled overview of both managerial practice and thought. As a discipline, management history has relatively recently splintered from business history, focusing on the study of organizations and the ways in which work is structured and managed. Initially employing a heavily western perspective and influenced mainly by British and American historians, the discipline has expanded the focus of its studies both temporally and geographically to incorporate pre-19th century forms of organization and extend its scope beyond Western Europe and North America. This important project will be a high level, systematic and comprehensive tool thanks to the range of contributions from leading experts and academics. It is intended to be the first port of call for all research endeavors in the field of management history. 


management history work management thought pre-modern organisation managerial models origins management practice postmodernism

Editors and affiliations

  • Bradley Bowden (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Muldoon
    • 2
  • Anthony Gould
    • 3
  • Adela McMurray
    • 4
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  2. 2.Emporia State UniversityEmporiaUSA
  3. 3.Faculté des Sciences SocialesUniversité LavalQuébecCanada
  4. 4.College of BusinessRMIT University, School of ManagementMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62348-1