International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Management | Iran | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016 | Rating: 6.8 / 10


An Overview of Classical Management Theories: A Review Article

Alireza Nadrifar | Esmat Bandani [3] | Hakimeh Shahryari [2]


Abstract: Undoubtedly, management is an important issue in any organization where predetermined objective cannot be accomplished without proper management. Management is the art of undertaking different tasks with the help of other people. There is a jungle of management theories divided into classical, behavioral and situational theories. The most famous three classical management theories (scientific, administrative and bureaucratic) are discussed in this article. The science of management theory (in addition to other factors) is a basic requirement for managers of any organization, so that they can deal with different challenges in order to present the science, positive and negative aspects of management theories for managers and management scientists. Common features of classical management theory are chain of commands, authoritarian management style and behavior prediction. Although these theories are obsolete, different forms of these theories are implemented in most parts of the world.


Keywords: Classical Management, Theories, Review Article


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,


Pages: 83 - 86


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