About the Book
This edition primarily deals with the fundamental principles guiding the formation and functioning of a business enterprise as well as the basic nature and purpose of a business. Management philosophies are essentially conceptual frameworks that explain, predict and guide the actions of managers. As a matter of fact, most managers are not cognizant of their philosophy in a formal manner, but act with remarkable consistency within the frame-work of their management philosophy. Just as a scientist employ a theory to explain, predict and described natural phenomena, philosophy of management explains, predicts and describe management behaviour for a particular individual or organisation at a particular point in time.
About the Authors
Thomas Erickson is an interaction designer and researcher whose approach to systems design is shaped by work in sociology, rhetoric, architecture, and urban design. He has contributed to the design of a number of products and authored about 10 publications on topics ranging from personal electronic notebooks to pattern languages and virtual community. Originally trained as a cognitive psychologist at the University of California, San Diego, he spent five years at a startup company, nine years at Apple Research, and finally joined IBM in 1997 as a research staff member. His primary agenda is studying and designing systems that support network mediated group interaction.