Deconstructing Management Maxims, Volume I: A Critical Examination of Conventional Business Wisdom


A contrarian challenge to the status quo, this book vigorously champions healthy skepticism in management theory and practice. Several common management maxims — often taken for granted as truisms — are examined and debunked with evidence-based arguments. An introductory chapter provides a brief perspective of maxims in the English language, and presents a preview of the rest of the book. Each of the next eleven chapters contains in-depth, evidence-based rationale that disproves the certainty of a commonly believed maxim.


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Kevin Wayne

Dr. Kevin Wayne is an award-winning scholar and has served as a professor of business administration at Rivier University for the past fourteen years. His unique blend of teaching, scholarship and ind…

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February 1, 2017





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