Scientific and Critical Management Theories
Category: Science | Type: Article | Style: APA | Level: Degree | Pages: 13
This paper gives analyze of two different theories Critical Management Theory and Scientific Management Theory in terms of how it affects the hegemonic structures of organizations and society with an end in view of determining which school of thought can provide the better lens by which society at large can be viewed, analyzed and, it is hoped, reformed. Scientific Management Theory states that the interests of labor and capital are one and the same, and that any antagonism between the two could only result in detriment for production. Critical Management Theory states that there is an inherent antagonism between labor and capital and its main purpose is to free or emancipate the worker from the bondage of his oppressive working conditions and empower him to develop to his fullest potential.
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... , such developments may have taken centuries to develop. The minimal interaction between science and technology in the past can be attributed to the limited areas they work in, which also limited their chances of bumping into each other. As both expanded, this allowed them more contact with each other. Industries are able to develop technologies to put theories into practical use and to aid in the development and production of products and commodities. As technologies improve, new applications are also discovered which may require explanations based on scientific knowledge. Thus, science produces new ideas or theories to explain occurrences or phenomena from technologies. The new theories ... View details