What are the Differences Between Classical Management and Strategic Management?

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Yeshna Ramchurn
Student (University)

What are the Differences Between Classical Management and Strategic Management?

🔥NEW What are the main differences between classical management and strategic management and what are the changes in processes.


Alan Kennedy, Canada

Classical Management versus Strategic Management

Classical management has been around since the beginning of time. It is the command and control system that characterizes the military. The hierarchy of command is rigid and unforgiving. Disobedience is punished. Consumer choice is dictated or almost non-existent. True competition does not exist.
Strategic management first emerged as a discipline in the western world with the publication of Peter Drucker's The Practice of Management, in 1954. The evolution of the industrial revolution into the mass production age after World War 2 saw markets develop for all nature of goods and services. Now there were competitors offering choices and this made for choices of employment. Classical management cannot work when there are choices.
Strategic management is about searching for practices that will result in sustainability and relevance in an uncertain world where neither the employees nor markets can be controlled. Classical management doesn't function well under those conditions.

Peter Mayar Mareng
Student (University), Sudan

Management School of Thoughts

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Classic Strategic Management and Mintzberg

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Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany

The Difference and Why it Matters

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Peter Loubele
Director, Netherlands

Classical versus Strategic Managenent

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Coach, Iraq

Strategic Management is an Advanced Version of Classical Management with the Constancy of the Functions Model of Henri Fayol

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