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Introduction to Professional Management
Summer 2012

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Discussion Questions:


1) Of what you have read for this class session, which management theory do you find 'best'?

2) What is the definition of profession? What particular 'metrics' must be in evidence for some human activity to be considered a profession?

3) Is management a profession? Why or why not?

4) What have been the most significant shifts in management theory--and do these represent advances in our understanding of human behavior in organizations?

5) What do you imagine will be the greatest advance in management theory during the next decade?


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