Sunday, October 14, 2007

Lois Rosewood: Chapter 3

I enjoyed reading the section of Chapter 3 about the problems with theories in general, how none of them contain the whole truth; and I enjoyed the way the authors invite us to continually ask questions to "ask for the input of others who may hold different perspectives" (p 64).

I also appreciated the frank description of the moral ethic of the early slaveholders in this country, that "accumulation of wealth was at the heart of Calvinist moral advancement" and that "slavery was necessary for the productive accomplishment of work that would grant them entry to a Protestant heaven" (p 68). This introduction to the early management theories showed the moral imperative of economic domination that continued into the factories after the industrial revolution.

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