Lecture 2 A Brief History of Business

Lecture 2 A Brief History of Business - MGT 1281 A/B A...

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MGT 1281 A/B A brief history of business "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) "I think it would be a good idea." - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization
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Small “c” critical thinking A critique that takes place within a paradigm / story Examination of… rhetorical techniques – aka the art of persuasion. Rational / Logical rigor of an argument Judging evidence Identifying point of view Covered in the ATRQ book
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Big “C” Critical Thinking Questioning or rejection of fundamental assumptions Telling alternate stories about / or instead of The Big Story Rejection / Questioning of the world as given (Rejection of “Natural State”) Looks at the dark side of organizational life Will be addressed in Lectures / Labs (no readings) throughout the term.
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Making sense of History Progress – Mysticism to Reason Rome, Colonial Powers, America Progressive Cyclical Circumstance & Particulars – No grand narratives
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Economic Forms Long history – 10,000 years – Code of Hammurabi - 1780 BC Feudalism – Lords & Vassals (Kings, Nobles & Peasants) Mercantalism – Competition between Nations is a zero sum game Fascism – National Corporatism Socialism - state or collective ownership of the means of production Communism – no private property, classless, stateless Capitalism – ideology of the free market Social movement Competition Democracy In reality – Mixed Economy
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