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List of Management Technique / Thought, Their Proposer and Year of Origin

Name of the Proposer
Management Technique / Thought
(Anthony) Stafford Beer
Viable System Model (VSM)
Abraham Harold Maslow
Behavioural School of Management
Carl Rogers
Self Actualization
Fred Edward Fiedler
Contingency Model
Frederick Winslow Taylor
Scientific Management
George Elton Mayo
Human Relations School
Henri Fayol
14 Principles of Management
Henry Laurence Gantt
Gantt Chart
Henry Laurence Gantt
Task and Bonus System
Joseph Moses Juran
Pareto Principle / 80–20 Rule / Law of the Vital Few / Principle of Factor Sparsity
Joseph Moses Juran
Fitness for use
Kaoru Ishikawa
Quality Circle
Kaoru Ishikawa
The Seven Basic Tools of Quality
Kurt Zadek Lewin
Change Model / Unfreeze, Change, Freeze (or Refreeze)
Luther Halsey Gulick and Lyndall Fownes Urwick
Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, Co-Ordinating, Reporting and Budgeting (POSDCORB)
Max Webber
Bureaucratic Theory of Organisation
Morgan R. Walker and James E. Kelley
Critical Path Method (CPM)
Peter Ferdinand Drucker
Management by Objectives (MBO)
Rensis Likert
Four main styles of leadership - Exploitive authoritative, Benevolent authoritative, Consultative and Participative
Robert R. Blake and Jane Mouton
The Managerial Grid Model
Shigeo Shingo
Poka-yoke (Mistake-proofing) Theory
Shigeo Shingo
Zero Quality Control
Shigeo Shingo
Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
Walter Andrew Shewhart
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
William Edwards Deming
Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) / Deming Circle
William Edwards Deming, Joseph Moses Juran
Total Quality Management (TQM)

Badan BarmanDr. Badan Barman at present working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam, India. He is the creator of the LIS Links ( - India’s most popular social networking website for Library and Information Science professionals. He also created the Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) (, UGC NET Guide (, Assam Archive ( and LIS Study ( website.

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