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CHAPTER 01

Towards a New Scientific Taxonomy as a Paradigm Shift: Historical Background, Literature and Interdisciplinary Co-relations

This is where the journey starts. This it what inspired me so much. The “new dawn” I wrote at the About Me page of this blog is really this. The Chapter covers but is not limited with issues such as:

Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions, concentrating on the concept “Paradigm Shift
Library Science
Information Science
Computer Science
Management Science:

Harvard Business Review (HBR) delivers a brilliant outlook with the Spotlight section in its November 2012 issue: “How Management Changed the World“: an excellent coverage of a variety of articles such as The Management Century (by Walter Kiechel III), Does Management Really Work? (by Nicholas Bloom, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen),Inventing HBR (by Julia Kirby), and A Whole New Way of Looking at the World (by Nitin Nohria).

Especially the time-line (compiled by the editors of the HBR) expanding from page 66 to page 75, delivers an outstanding contribution to Management Science: Winslow Taylor’s The Principles of Scientific Management (1911), John Maynard Keynes‘  The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (1936), Abraham Maslow‘s The Theory of Human Motivation (1943, depicting the Hierarchy of Needs nominated after him), Herbert Simon‘sAdministrative Behavior (1947), Peter Drucker‘s The Concept of the Corporation (1946),Practice of Management (1954), and Managing for Results (1964), Douglas McGregor‘sTheory X and Theory Y (1960), Boston Consulting Group‘s (BSG) Growth Share Matrix, Richart Cyert & Jams Match‘s A Behavioral Theory of the Firm (1963), John Kenneth Galbraith‘s The New Industrial State (1967), Kenneth AndrewsThe Concept of Corporate Strategy (1971), Michael Jensen & William Meckling‘s Agency Theory, Michael Porter‘s How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy (1979), Competitive Strategy (1980), and Completive Advantage (1985), Tom Peters & Robert Waterman Jr.’s In Search of Excellence (1982), Peter Drucker‘s The Discipline of Innovation (1985), Peter Senge‘s Fifth Discipline (1990), C.K. Prahalad & Gary Hamel‘s The Core Competence of the Corporation (1990), Robert Kaplan & David Norton‘s The Balanced Scorecard: Measures that Drive Performance (1992), John Kotter‘s Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (1995), Daniel Goleman‘s What Makes a Leader? (1998), Teresa Amabile‘s How to Kill Creativity? (1998), Richard Foster & Sarah Kaplan‘s Creative Destruction (2001), and finally Clayton Christensen‘s Disruptive Innovation.

Thank you HBR.

Economics
Marketing & Communications
Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker’s The Unity of Nature (Die Einheit der Natur) concentrating on “Strukturwissenschaften” (Structure Sciences of Structural Sciences as many perplex it)
Francis Bacon’s New Organon
Abraham Flexner’s Universities
The Multiversity concept

 

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