CAIRO BOOKS's Description
In Great Minds in Management , Ken G. Smith and Michael A. Hitt have brought
together some of the most influential and original thinkers in management.
Their contributions to this volume not only outline their landmark
contributions to management theory, but also reflect on the process of theory
development, presenting their own personal accounts of the gestation of these
The result is not only an ambitious and original panorama of the key ideas in
management theory presented by their originators, but also a unique collection
of reflections on the process of theory development, an area which to date
little has been written about by those who have actually had experience of
In their concluding chapter, Ken G. Smith and Michael A. Hitt draw together
some common themes about the development of management theory over the last
half a century, and suggest some of the conclusions to be drawn about how
theory comes into being.
Chris Argyris, Albert Bandura, Jay B. Barney, Lee R. Beach, Kim Cameron,
Michael R. Darby, Robert Folger, R. Edward Freeman, Michael Frese, J. Richard
Hackman, Donald C. Hambrick, Michael A. Hitt, Anne S. Huff, Gary P. Latham,
Edwin A. Locke, Henry Mintzberg, Terrence R. Mitchell, Richard T. Mowday,
Ikujiro Nonaka, Greg R. Oldham, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Lyman W. Porter, Denise M.
Rousseau, W. Richard Scott, Ken G. Smith, Barry M. Staw, Richard M. Steers,
Victor H. Vroom, Karl E. Weick, Oliver E. Williamson, Sidney G. Winter, and