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Management and Humanities

Management is a set of principles relating to the functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling, and the application of these principles in harnessing physical, financial, human and informational resources efficiently and effectively to achieve organizational goals.

The concept of management is as old as the human race itself. The concept of ‘family’ itself required that life be organized and resources of food are apportioned in a manner so as to maximize the utility of such resources. Taking proper steps to safeguard the family from attacks by wild animals, planning on where to go fishing and hunting and whom to go with, organizing these groups into chiefs and hunting and fishing bands where chiefs gave directions, and so on, are all subtle ingredients of management and organization.

Management, as a system, is not only an essential element of an organized society but also an integral part of life when we talk about managing our lives. Managing life is not much different from managing an organization and this ‘art’ of management has been with us from time immemorial. Just as a well-managed life is much better organized, goal-oriented and successful, ‘good’ management of an organization makes the difference between the success and the failure of the organization.

The humanities can be described as the study of how people process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world. These modes of expression have become some of the subjects that traditionally fall under the humanities umbrella. Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries.

Subject Classification for Management & Humanities

Subject Class/Call Number
Management. Industrial management HD28-70
Capital. Capital investments HD39-40.7
Costs HD47-47.4
Crisis management. Emergency management. Inflation HD49-49.5
Delegation of authority. Decentralization. Span of control HD50-50.5
Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture HD58.7-58.95
Public relations. Industrial publicity HD59-59.6
Social responsibility of business HD60-60.5
Risk in industry. Risk management HD61
Work groups. Team work in industry. Quality circles HD66-66.2
Including business consultants, capacity, size of industries, etc. HD69
Economic growth, development, planning HD72-88
Land use. Land tenure HD101-1395.5
Communal ownership HD1286-1289
Real estate business HD1361-1395.5
Industrialization HD1361-1395.5
Rural industries HD2330
Home labor. Home-based businesses HD2331-2336
Small and medium-sized businesses, artisans, handicrafts, trades HD2340.8-2346.5
Large industry. Factory system. Big business HD2350.8-2356
Trade associations HD2421-2429
Corporations. Including international business enterprises, diversification, industrial concentration, public utilities HD2709-2930.7
Cooperation. Cooperative societies HD2951-3575
Industrial policy. The state and industrial organization. Including licensing of occupations and professions, subsidies, inspection, government ownership, municipal services HD3611-4730.9
Labor. Work. Working class HD4801-8943
Labor systems HD4861-4895
Wages HD4909-5100.9
Hours of labor. Including overtime, shift work, sick leave, vacations HD5106-5267
Labor disputes. Strikes and lockouts  HD5306-5474
Employee participation in management. Employee ownership. Industrial democracy. Works councils HD5650-5660
Labor market. Labor supply. Labor demand Including unemployment, manpower policy, occupational training, employment agencies HD5701-6000.9
Classes of labor Including women, children, students, middle-aged and older persons, minorities HD6050-6305
Trade unions. Labor unions. Workers' associations HD6350-6940.7
Employers' associations HD6941-6948
Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor HD6951-6957
Industrial relations HD6958.5-6976
Cost and standard of living HD6977-7080
Social insurance. Social security. Pension HD7088-7252
Vocational rehabilitation. Employment of people with disabilities HD7255-7256
Industrial hygiene. Industrial welfare HD7260-7780.8
Labor policy. Labor and the state HD7795-8027
Labor in politics. Political activity of the working class HD8031
Professions (General). Professional employees HD8038
By industry or trade HD8039
Energy industries. Energy policy. Fuel trade HD9502-9502.5
Mineral industries. Metal trade HD9506-9624

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