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AQEEL RAZA, Accountant, Pakistan
🔥NEW Social sciences are considered inexact. And indeed, the knowledge and study of management is quite an inexact science for many reasons:
  • There is no laboratory for testing the principles of management.
  • The inclusion of actions by humans in management.
  • Management is based on imaginations and thoughts.
  • Management is already old but there are many changes in its nature.
  • Exact sciences acquire knowledge from experiments and observation of research materials. Management deals a lot with the minds of human beings.
  • Management applies knowledge according to the situation although it is using principles, methods and models to achieve a result.
  • Management is also a science neither visible nor complete like other scientific knowledge. The chance of its total visibility and completion is zero because its principles create different results in different entities, in a different environment and at different times. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  srinivas, Lecturer, India

Management is an Exact Science Also

The outcomes are the results of the interplay of t (...)

  Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico

Management is a Practice, not a Science

According to Peter Drucker, management is a practi (...)

  Graham Williams, Management Consultant, South Africa

Management is an Inexact Practice

@'s comment that practice is a more appropriate de (...)

  Olaf de Hemmer, Business Consultant, France

Management is a SYSTEMIC Science

The Valeur(s) & Management network of experts conc (...)


Science is Science

I often hear/read the sloppy use of the word 'scie (...)

  adam djeddi, Algeria

Social Sciences and Sciences

When you want to mention science, it is enough to (...)

  Jose Montoya, Professor, Venezuela

Management is a Practice or Art, not a Science

Management is a Practice or Art, not a Science. I (...)

  krishnamohan, Teacher, India

Whether Management is Art or Science?

In my opinion, it is neither purely art or science (...)

  Andre-Ambrosio ABRAMCZUK, Teacher, Brazil

Management is a Complex Activity

Physics, Chemistry and Biology are exact sciences (...)

  James Antwi, HR Consultant, Ghana

Management is an Inexact Science

I agree that management is an inexact science, bec (...)

  Francis, Manager, Thailand

Management is a Chaotic Science

💡I think management is a science as succes (...)

  LOGOFATU OCTAVIAN, Director, Romania

Is Management an Inexact Science?

Basically, management is an art. Definitions in ac (...)

  habib shamsi, Director, Iran

Management is Real Science

High quality management results from applying scie (...)

  Graham Williams, Management Consultant, South Africa

Is Management an Inexact Science?

@ makes a good point. In examining management in p (...)

  Mohamed Ibrahim Hassan, Somalia

Management Really is not Sceince

Really Management is not a science subject because (...)

  Gabi Levin, Israel

Management is a Discipline Involving Science + Art

What is science? Common wisdom tells that science (...)

  Olaf de Hemmer, Business Consultant, France

Management Science

@: well, I agree with some of the reactions: mana (...)

  Andre-Ambrosio ABRAMCZUK, Teacher, Brazil

Management is not a Science

@: I insist and repeat: Management is not science, (...)

  Jose Luis Roces, Professor, Argentina

Management Science

In my opinion it is a systemic social knowledge fi (...)

  Riungu Festus Kinyua, Lecturer, Kenya

Management is Both an Art and a Science

Management is both an art and science: - When you (...)

  Don Berry, Manager, United States

The Most Effective Managers are Artists ... not Scientists

@: Exactly! Those who view management as a scienc (...)

  Meshesha, Financial Consultant, Ethiopia

No Universal Meaning of Management

All ideas raised above seem sound, but how can we (...)

  Riungu Festus Kinyua, Lecturer, Kenya

Manager have to be Artistic

Strategy is an art, dealing with people is an arti (...)

  Thob, Accountant

Management is Bigger than Science

To me management is not a science but rather somet (...)

  Tim Dibble, Project Manager, United States

Management is not a Science

A science is based on the scientific principle. Es (...)

  Gabi Levin, Israel

Management is an Illusive Concept

In continuation to @ - where I suggested it is a d (...)

  MUCHERWA NGONI, Student (University), Zimbabwe

Management Can Be an Exact Science!

70% of management is a science. 30% is art. Manage (...)

  Vincent Miholic, Manager, United States

Practice Ignores Rigorous, Valid Research

In this stream, @ quotes Drucker, "Management is P (...)


Studying Management is Social Science; Managing is Not.

Exactly... Not sure why other people find this so (...)

  eduardo oliva, Professor, Mexico

Apply Management Combining Arts and Sciences

Excellent managers usually apply a successful comb (...)


Science is Science

Wrong and right. Management doesn't apply the scie (...)

  Delfor Ibarra, Consultant, Argentina

Management as Inexact Art

Each particular science has revealed its inaccurac (...)

  WALTER CASQUINO, Professor, Peru

The Best Managers / Parents

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  Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom

Management and “Science” - Discuss

Words have definitions. People interpret or re-app (...)

  eduardo oliva, Professor, Mexico

Management is not a Science

Management it is not a science for none of its phe (...)

  Magassouba, Student (University), Guinea

Why Management is a Science

In my opinion it's a Science because it constitute (...)

  Andre-Ambrosio ABRAMCZUK, Teacher, Brazil

Is Management an Inexact Science?

Science is an "offline" activity. Some activities (...)

  Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom

Science or Knowledge

@: Magassouba / Editor "Organised knowledge is sci (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Is Management a Science

@: I agree, a library is not a science, nor is 12m (...)

  Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada

Management is Practicing System Laws

@: I suggest we take the Art v Science argument to (...)

  Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom

Science Says Management Isn’t a Science

@: A need to clarify: Can a library of novels be a (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands

Management is Both a Science and Practice

@: In my opinion, the models and methods that are (...)

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