MMM132 Assignment

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MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
MMM132/MMMP132 Management
Trimester 3, 2014
Assignment 1— Academic Essay (individual work)
Background:
Today’s business world is very different to that of past times. What value is there then in teaching today’s students, who will be tomorrow’s managers, the history of management theories? Task:
Write a 2000 word essay in which you discuss and critically evaluate the statement that learning from past management theories is important for managers of the future.

ASSIGNMENT Requirements:
Compulsory assessment task: Students must complete the assessment task for this unit in order to be considered for a pass grade or better. It is therefore compulsory to submit this assignment. Due date: Online submission to MIBT Portal by 1.00 pm on Thursday 18 December 2014. Assessment marks: This assignment is worth 40 marks, which is 40% of your final grade. Word limit: 2000 words (+ or – 10%; excluding in-text citations and reference list). Relevant learning objectives: On completion of this assignment students should be able to: demonstrate a critical understanding of some aspects of the historical evolution of management; critically analyse some of the ongoing and contemporary issues facing managers in organisations; collect, compare and integrate information from different sources; research, summarise and critically assess that information about a management issue. Sources: Students should use a minimum of six (6) articles from academic journals and your prescribed textbook, but NOT Wikipedia or other non-academic sources.

Suggested academic sources to use in this assignment:
Cummings, S & Bridgman T 2011, ‘The Relevant Past: Why the History of Management Should Be Critical for Our Future’, Academy of Management Learning & Education, vol. 10, no. 1, pp 77-93. http://www.deakin.edu.au//library/find/mibt-database-passwords.php (Please note you will be asked for a login/ID and a password. Your login/ID is mibt and your password is deakin)

Dwyer, RJ 2005, ‘Formal organizations in contemporary society’, Management Decision, vol. 43, issue 9, pp 1232-1248. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251740510626290

Gibson, J, Chen, W, Henry, E, Humphreys, J & Lian, Y 2013, ‘Examining the work of Mary Parker Follett through the lens of critical biography’, Journal of Management History (1751-1348), vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 441-458. http://ezproxy.deakin.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JMH-05-2012-0044

Hartley, NT 2006, ‘Management history: an umbrella model’ Journal of Management History, vol. 12, issue 3, pp 278-292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17511340610670188

Lemak, DJ 2004, ‘Leading students through the management theory jungle by following the path of the seminal theorists: A paradigmatic approach’, Management Decision, vol. 42, issue 10, pp 1309-1325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251740410568999

Parker, LD & Ritson, P 2011, ‘Rage, rage against the dying of the light: Lyndall Urwick’s scientific management’, Journal of Management History, vol. 17, issue 4, pp 379-398. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17511341111164409

Pryor, MG & Taneja, S 2010, ‘Henri Fayol, practitioner and theoretician – revered and reviled’, Journal of Management History, vol. 16, issue 4, pp 489-503. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17511341011073960

Rodrigues, CA 2001, ‘Fayol’s 14 principles of management then and now: a framework for managing today’s organizations effectively’, Management Decision, vol. 39, issue 10, pp 880-889. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EMU0000000006527

Schilling, MA, 2000, ‘Decades ahead of her time: advancing stakeholder theory through the ideas of Mary Parker Follett’, Journal of Management History, vol. 6 issue 5, pp 224-242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552520010348371

Smith, I & Boyns, T 2005, ‘British management theory and practice: the impact of Fayol’, Management Decision, vol. 43 issue 10, pp 1317-1334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00251740510634895

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