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ERIC Number: ED145539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 25
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Evolution of Management Thought in the Medieval Times.
Sharma, C. L.
The medieval times witnessed progress toward the growth of larger and more complex organizations and the application of increasingly sophisticated management techniques. Feudalism contributed the concept of decentralization. The concepts evolved by the Catholic Church can scarcely be improved on and are very much pertinent to the management of modern organizations. The concepts developed by the military and industry of the period are widely used today, although in a more refined and elaborate form. The concept of corporation as a separate entity has been a remarkable and extremely useful contribution of the late Roman law. Although no deliberate attempts toward theory-building are discernible during the medieval times, the writings of the period do offer an insight into the practice of management. Of special significance are the works of Machiavelli. Toward the end of the period, the emergence of Cameralism signifies an awakening to the need of training in management. (Author/IRT)
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