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Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Joan C. Tonn


Mary P. Follett (1868–1933) brought new dimensions to the theory and practice of management and was one of America's pre-eminent thinkers about democracy and social organization. The ideas Follett developed in the early twentieth century continue even today to challenge thinking about business and civic concerns. This biography of Follett illuminates the life of this intriguing woman and reveals how she developed her farsighted theories about the organization of human relations. Out of twenty years of civic work in Boston's immigrant neighborhoods, Follett developed ideas about the group basis ... More

Keywords: management, social organization, civic work, Boston, immigrants, social interaction, business management, conflict resolution, corporate social responsibility, Mary P. Follett

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300096217
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300096217.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan C. Tonn, author