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The 12manage Global Top-10 of Management Concepts. Disclaimer

Below you'll find the most popular management approaches for the year ending December 31st, 2012.

Because of our neutrality, specialization and global audience, this Global Management Concepts Top-10 is the most reliable one of its kind and gives a good insight in what concepts are currently most popular.

12manage 2012 Global Top 10 of Management Concepts

(2011, 2010)



14 Principles of Management, Fayol (1, 1)  


Five Forces, Porter (2, 2)  


Mind Mapping, Buzan (3, 3)  


Value Chain, Porter (4, 6)  


Break-even Analysis (6, 5)  


Centralization & Decentralization (13, 14)  


BCG Matrix (7, 9)  


Situational Leadership, Blanchard (14, 15)  


Competitive Advantage, Porter (10, 10)  


7S Framework, McKinsey (5, 4)  
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