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The Work of ManagersTowards a Practice Theory of Management$
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Stefan Tengblad

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199639724

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.001.0001

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Management in practice: Overview of classic studies on managerial work

Management in practice: Overview of classic studies on managerial work

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(p.18) 2 Management in practice: Overview of classic studies on managerial work
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The Work of Managers
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Stefan Tengblad

Ola Edvin Vie

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0002

The chapter reviews the influential Management and Work Behaviour (MWB) research of the past sixty years (a review of twenty-one studies, beginning with Carlson’s Executive Behaviour, 1951, and ending with Matthaei’s The Nature of Executive Work, 2010). These studies, which were made in various countries and settings, are examined in terms of their scope, context, theoretical framing, methods, and important results. Based upon these studies, the authors draw general conclusions about behavioural patterns in managerial work practices that are applicable to all managerial levels, time periods, business cultures, and organizational contexts. The argument is made that MWB research has made significant theoretical contributions to the study of management, including contingency theory, emergent strategy/processual management perspectives, and the notion of general management.

Keywords:   Management and Work Behaviour, Executive Behaviour, contingency theory, managerial levels, time periods, business cultures, organizational contexts

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