Chandler as a biographer: Content thematic analysis of Chandler's biography of Henry Varnum Poor

Bynum, Leigh Ann, Clayton, Russell W., Hayek, Mario, Moeller, Miriam and Williams, Wallace A. (2009) Chandler as a biographer: Content thematic analysis of Chandler's biography of Henry Varnum Poor. Journal of Management History, 15 3: 272-283. doi:10.1108/17511340910964135


Author Bynum, Leigh Ann
Clayton, Russell W.
Hayek, Mario
Moeller, Miriam
Williams, Wallace A.
Title Chandler as a biographer: Content thematic analysis of Chandler's biography of Henry Varnum Poor
Journal name Journal of Management History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-1348
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/17511340910964135
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 272
End page 283
Total pages 12
Place of publication Bingley, W. Yorks., United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose – This paper analyzes Chandler's biography of Henry Varnum Poor to assess Chandler's contribution to management history as a biographer.
Design/methodology/approach – Using Winter's content thematic analysis, measure Poor's motivational needs for achievement, affiliation-intimacy, and power, as they are depicted by Chandler throughout the stages of Poor's career as a business editor, analyst, and reformer.
Findings – Our analysis shows that Chandler views Poor's motivation as stable throughout Poor's three professional roles. This paper found that Chandler views Poor as primarily driven by his need for power, followed by a significant need for achievement, and a minor need for affiliation throughout his working life.
Originality/value – This research is unique because it provides the first social-scientific assessment of Chandler's contribution to management history as a biographer.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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