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Purpose – To assist colleagues in tying current ideas to previously established practices. To generate discussion of the current relevance of students’ understanding management history.
Design/methodology/approach – A review of representative classic theorists with an eye toward matching their behavior to that of current newsmakers. This is presented in a model to insure that like areas are compared.
Findings – The past is in the present. Although we may live in the day of “enlightened” “collaborative” management; there are still successful people who operate differently.
Practical implications – Readers of the paper will be able to make immediate application of the model.
Originality/value – Even presentation of the obvious has value. The model format is a dynamic document that others can use and improve upon.
Plus c¸a change, plus c’est la meˆme chose. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Whatever the intended interpretation, this well-known phrase communicates the idea that the past serves as an accurate prologue and interpreter for the present as well as the future. Plutarch, centuries ago, observed: To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. Within the context of business, it could be theorized, that the essence of this statement might hold the much-needed perspective to explain many of our contemporary corporate lapses and breakdowns. As such, one might expect that historical grounding would be found in the curriculum of business schools. This belief presupposes that a student would be well served to given an increased exposure to the diversity of past ideas, approaches, and models that have been reduced to merely a few paragraphs in most textbooks. Some scholars suggest that one reason organizations are losing their battles to become more efficient is that they do not understand the forces that historically shaped them, are currently shaping them, and will shape them in the future (Roth, 1993). Further to this point, noted scholar Moss-Kanter (1983) observes, “conceiving of a different future, change masters have to be historians as well.”