Rumo a uma arqueologia da administração] [Hacia una arqueología de la administración



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Departamento de Administración de Empresas de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá


Management came into being thanks to the written works of both Taylor (1911) and Fayol (1916); nevertheless, it is the result of processes that took place during the Industrial Revolution (1780-1900) (archaeological moment). This paper addresses the role that the entrepreneurs’ writings on their work organization practices in industries played in the formation of management during that period. After a critical-hermeneutic review of primary and secondary bibliography, it was found that, before the existence of such works, entrepreneurs had a tradition of expressing their empirical knowledge (management practices) in texts, thereby indicating that writing was fundamental in shaping management as a practice that produces its own theoretical knowledge (discursive practice). © 2015, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. All rights reserved.


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