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Lyndall Urwick, Management PioneerA Biography$
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Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199541966

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.001.0001

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British Management Developments from the 1940s

British Management Developments from the 1940s

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(p.130) 7 British Management Developments from the 1940s
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Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer
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Edward Brech

Andrew Thomson (Contributor Webpage)

John F. Wilson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0008

This chapter covers a period when several British management institutions were initiated and Urwick played a key role in most of them. Urwick's Chairmanship of the Education Committee of the Institute of Industrial Administration (IIA) contributed to his appointment as Chairman of the Committee on Education for Management in 1945, creating a syllabus which could be jointly used by different management institutions. Urwick was also deeply involved in the creation of the British Institute of Management (BIM) in 1947. However, he was unhappy with its development and had an on—off relationship with it. He had long proposed a ‘Staff College for Industry’ and was involved in its gestation, although withdrawing from the founding committee before its implementation as Henley Management College. He also lobbied for a management education team to visit America in 1951 and became its leader. All these were important developments without quite becoming central to the future of British management.

Keywords:   management institutions, management education, staff college for industry, BIM, Anglo‐American Council on Productivity

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