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Ch 13: Management Theory

About This Chapter

Watch the video lessons in this chapter to gain a better understanding of management theory. You can use the quizzes in the chapter to test yourself over the material.

Management Theory - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Management theories are helpful in determining how organizations work and how they can be improved. This chapter takes a look into some of the theories of management. Instructors will discuss the changes in management theory and new ways of using theory for management. This chapter's short and engaging video lessons will give you all the information you need on management theories. After you've watched the videos, try a quiz to test your understanding of the lesson. In this chapter, you'll study topics including:

  • Characteristics of several theories of management
  • The managerial roles determined by Henry Mintzberg
  • Systems management theory
  • The balanced scorecard
  • How to apply chaos theory to business

Video Objective
Modern Theory of Management Consider how modern management theory has changed as organizations evolve.
Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach Analyze how the neoclassical theory of management shifted toward a consideration for the human side of organizations.
Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation Explain how behavioral management theory was designed to account for the behavior of employees.
Bureaucratic Management Theory: Definition, Lesson & Quiz Evaluate bureaucratic management theory and its structure.
What Is Administrative Management Theory? - Definition, Functions & Quiz Survey administrative management theory and its key components.
Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles Assess the way Henry Mintzberg describes the ten most common managerial roles in organizations.
Systems Management Theory Point out how systems management theory is used to describe functions within an organization.
The Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System Illustrate what the balanced scorecard is and how it is used as a strategic management system.
Examining Management Theory Through Chaos Theory Analyze how chaos theory can be applied to business.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Management Theory
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Modern Theory of Management

1. Modern Theory of Management

Modern management theory has changed the way managers look at their jobs. Advancements and refinements in management theory and practice have enabled managers and managerial systems to evolve. In this lesson, we will look at modern management theories.

Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach

2. Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach

In the early 1920s, a shift away from classical management theory took place as theorists began to consider the human side of an organization and the social needs of employees. In this lesson, you will learn about the evolution of the neoclassical theory of management and its two sources: the human relations movement and the behavioral management movement.

Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

3. Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation

Behavioral management theory was developed in response to the need to account for employee behavior and motivation. The shift moved management from a production orientation (classical leadership theory) to a leadership style focused on the workers' human need for work-related satisfaction and good working conditions.

Bureaucratic Management Theory: Definition & Examples

4. Bureaucratic Management Theory: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll discuss bureaucratic management theory. This theory proposes that an ideally run organization consists of a group of people organized into a hierarchical structure and governed by rational-legal decision-making rules.

What Is Administrative Management Theory? - Definition & Functions

5. What Is Administrative Management Theory? - Definition & Functions

Administrative management is concerned with the design and management of an organization. In this lesson, you'll learn what administrative management theory is as well as its key components.

Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

6. Henry Mintzberg's Managerial Roles

There are many roles a manager has within an organization. Henry Mintzberg describes ten specific managerial roles most commonly seen within organizations. This lesson will discuss each of these roles and what behaviors are associated with them.

Systems Management Theory

7. Systems Management Theory

Every business has to follow a process, and that process is the result of a system. The systems management theory focuses on systems and how they work and function within an organization.

The Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System

8. The Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System

Executives of organizations need summary information to help them to make decisions. Learn about the balanced scorecard, which can be used as a strategic management system, and how it's used.

Examining Management Theory Through Chaos Theory

9. Examining Management Theory Through Chaos Theory

Management includes planning, measuring, and controlling different resources. In this lesson, we'll see how some resources are easier to control than others - machine output vs. human resources, for example - and how chaos theory can help inform management.

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