Management Theory Comparisons

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| Management Theory Comparison | | Janet Fischer | | Management Theory Comparison | | Janet Fischer | HCBS Organizational Resources February 14, 2012 Authored by: Janet Fischer HCBS Organizational Resources February 14, 2012 Authored by: Janet Fischer When I was starting to do research for my Management Theory Comparison paper, I thought there were only six different theories. I was so wrong. There is the Scientific Management Theory, ERG Theory, Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory, McClelland’s, Theory of Needs, Theory X, Theory Y, and Theory Z, Administrative Management Theory, Behavioral Management Theory, Management Science Theory, Organizational Environment Theory, Bureaucratic Management Theory, Contingency Theory, Systems Theory, and Chaos Theory. I am sure I am missing some but that is a lot to choose from. So, how do I pick out two that I want to compare? This was going to be very difficult. So the reading began. I decided to do my comparisons on Administrative Theory and Behavioral Management Theory. “Administrative Management is the study of how to create an organizational structure that leads to high efficiency and effectiveness.” (Evolution) The administrative theory focused on the total organization. The Administrative Management theory was mainly pioneered by Henri Fayol and developed at the same time as scientific management. Early influences of administrative management were also Mooney, Reiley, Gulick and Urwick. Fayol was concerned mainly with business management. Fayol recognized the key functions of management as being those of forecasting and planning. Fayol believed the most rational and efficient organizations were those which implemented a plan that facilitated unity, continuity, flexibility, precision, command, and control. The objectives of the administration theory are the scalar chain which
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