Anderson School of Management Theses & Dissertations

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One characteristic of man, evidenced from the beginnings of recorded history, has been his tendency to organize. Any task or endeavor beyond the abilities of one man or more efficiently performed by a group has been sufficient cause for some form of organization. By creating relationships, authority, responsibility and proper integration of skills, the sum of individual efforts could be increased. From this, it develops that the purpose of organization, whether it be in elementary societies or in the complex industrial situation of the 1960’s, must be to integrate people and their skills in order to effectively perform some function. “One of the imperatives in the logic of industrialization is the building of the requisite organizations to combine natural resources, capital, technology and labor for productive purposes.” It also follows by definition that organization cannot exist or develop without leadership and direction. Organization without purpose or reason is not organization. Thus, the development of industrialization has brought with it the development of management.



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Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Level of Degree


Department Name

Anderson School of Management

First Committee Member

Howard Vivian Finston

Second Committee Member

Rudyard Byron Goode

Third Committee Member

Simon Herman