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The findings of Elton Mayo and his research group in the
1920's added a new dimension to the study of management. A new
wave of theorists began to direct their efforts in the area of behavioral
sciences. Drucker expanded on the ideas of the Behaviorists in his
classic work, The Practice of Management. In this book he intro-
duced the concept of "management by objectives," in which involve-
ment of the subordinate in decision making is an effective management
tool. Some of the other major contributors to the school of human
relations and behavioral science are Maslow, McGregor, Geller-
man, and many others.
The Management Science School
It is difficult to identify the precise beginning of the quantita-
tive approach to management, but most writers agree that significant
Peter F. Drucker, The Practice of Management (New York,
^Ibid., p. 121.
A.H. Maslow, "A Theory of Human Motivation,"
Psychological Review, I (July, 1943), 370-396.
Douglas McGregor, The Human Side of Enterprise (New
Saul W. Gellerman, Motivation and Productivity (New
York, 1963). This book presents a summation of the outstanding
research in the field of motivation.
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Ellis, Norman Dean, 1933-. The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game, dissertation, May 1973; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164597/m1/38/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .