IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(5): 349-353 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.377

Management through the Lenses of Ancient People

Ezgi Yildirim Saatci
Abstract—“Management” as a science, emerged late in the 19th century, gained respect and peaked in academic world to the end of 20th century. Now, it is a fundamental school of concept for all kind of works no matter of its orientation either as business or engineering. In this paper, it is aimed to emphasize popular managerial concepts and buzzwords with ancient people sayings from Egypt, Babylonia, China, and Greece. Accordingly, organization and departmentalization, and human resources management in Ancient Egypt, Hammurabi’s codes and its reflections to bureaucracy in Ancient Babylonia, organizational strategy and ethics in Ancient China, and division of labor, human resources management and leadership in Ancient Greece are explored.

Index Terms—Management, ancient world, organizational strategy.

Ezgi Yıldırım Saatci is with the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of Okan University and managing director of Okan University Social Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility Research Center (e-mail: ezgi.saatci@okan.edu.tr).

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Cite: Ezgi Yildirim Saatci, " Management through the Lenses of Ancient People," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 349-353, 2014.

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