Three Fathers, Grandfathers, and Mother of Management and Organization Behavior

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PRE-Modern Management & Organizational Behavior Ivan Illich (1926- now) William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The Eco Feminists
MODERN Management & Organizational Behavior

Henri Fayol (1841-1925)


Max Weber (1864-1920)


Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) Frederick Winslow Taylor  (1856-1915)
CRITICAL MODERN Management & Organizational Behavior Karl Marx (1818 - 1883)   Adam Smith   (1723-1791)
Bertolt Brecht (1898 -1956) Mikhail Bakhtain (1895-1975) CLICK now for Bakhtin Dictonary
Max Horkheimer (1895 - 1973)   Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979)
Theodor W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)  Jürgen Habermas (living)
POSTMODERN Management & Organizational Behavior
Jacques Derrida (1930 - now) Friedrich Nietzsche  (1844-1900)
Jean-Paul Sartre Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995)
Michel Foucault (1926-1984) Jean-François Lyotard (1924 - 1998)
Douglas Kellner (living) Steven Best (living)

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Purpose: To inform as the the history of modern Management and Organizational Behavior Thought

A Brief Outline

Pre-mod (Before Mod)

Ivan Illich (1926- now), man for the 12th century

For Illich, the industrial revolution began when books began to have paragraphs, titles, chapters, and an index. Modernism robbed something valuable from pre-mod he seeks to recover.

Bibliography of Early Women Writers
Eco feminism - Carol Adams
Eco feminism Web Ring
Notes on eco feminism
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)



Systemic Mod (e.g. Taylor)

Impact on TQM
Impact on Reengineering
Impact on Pay for Performance
Disney example
Administrative Mod (e.g. Fayol)
First Organic Theory of the Firm
First Principles
Critical Mod (e.g. Critical Theory and Max Weber)
What is critical modern? 
See Tamaraland article
Critical Theory Resource page
Read why Adam Smith was critical of monopolistic capitalism. Why did Weber propose bureaucracy as a response to feudalism? FRANKFURT SCHOOL is NEXT -- See Kellner Review
LINKS to Frankfurt School
Theodor W. Adorno & Max Horkheimer
Adorno OT playing card
The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception from Dialectic of Enlightenment, by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, 1944
From Negative Dialectics By Theodor Adorno (1966) The supramundane character of the Hegelian world spirit
Horkheimer and Philosophy of Education
Books by Horkheimer
Bio on Horkheime
Adorno Works on Line
"The Culture Industry: Enlightenment As Mass Deception"(with Max Horkheimer) from The Dialectic of Enlightenment
"Culture Industry Reconsidered" from The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture
Adorno biblio Adorno chronology (verified August, 2001). Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979)
Marcuse Home page with major book excerpts
Herbert Marcuse One Dimensional Thought Written: 1964
One Dimensional Man
An Essay on Liberation
Eros and Civilization
Negations: Essays in Critical Theory
Aggressiveness in Advanced Industrial Society
Herbert Marcuse Internet Archive
Reason and Revolution
Benjamin, Walter (1892 - 1940) Eric Fromm Jürgen Habermas (1929 - today)
The Idea of the Theory of Knowledge as Social Theory from Knowledge and Human Interests by Jürgen Habermas (1968)
Late Mod (e.g. Complexity & Chaos as well as flexible production and post-Fordism in M/OB)
Chaos and postmod theory
What is chaos and complexity theory?
Boje, D. M. 2000b "Phenomenal Complexity Theory and Change at Nike: Response to Letiche."


Postmod (e.g. Aspects of Follett that are postmodern)
Postmod OT playing card
concept of interpenetration
refusal to dualize
approach to situation management
There are so many postmoderns: What is postmod? (review from affirmative to Drucker to Fordism and aesthetic approaches.
Foucault Page
Fredrich Nietzsche  (1844-1900)
The Challenge of Every Great Philosophy by Friedrich Nietzsche (1874) from Shopenhauer as Teacher
The Gay Science
Birth of Tragedy
Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-5)
Twilight of the Idols
The Will to Power: Book I: Nihilism | Book III: Principles of a New Evaluation
MORE books at Pirate Nietzsche page
Jacques Derrida
From Spectres of Marx, by Jacques Derrida 1994 What is Ideology?
Of Grammatology
Jean-Francois Lyotard
Resource Page Rice University*
The Postmodern Conditions - excerpts
Extensive bibliography*
Another biblio
Lyotard on postmodern
What postmod can do to psychoanalysis (article about Lyotard)
Boje, D. M. 2000c "Nike Corporate Writing of Academic, Business, and Cultural Practices." A shorten version will appear in Management Communication Quarterly. How to become a postmodern theorist 




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