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Stages of Social Development Matjaz Mulej University of Maribor Slovenia.

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1 Stages of Social Development Matjaz Mulej University of Maribor Slovenia

2 Dimensions of Change During Stages of Social Development Dimensions/characteristicPreindustrial society Early industrial society Labor-intensive Production Capital-intensive Production Innovation-intensive Production Organizational structureInflexible Some creativityFlexible Planning methodLack of resourcesGovernment budgetGovernment and entrepreneurs Technology and investment Market Management of changeAvoid changeReact to external changes React to changesProactiveVery proactive TechnologyDependent on nature Beginning to use itLabor intensiveTechnology and capital intensive Science, technology, and information intensive EducationIlliteracySome literacyPrimary schoolsHigh schools, technical schools Colleges and universities Quality managementValue durability Production more important than quality Quality contracts, warranties Quality assurance MarketingNoneDistributionSell productionProduce to demandDelight customers National feelingsDetermined by religion EmergingBasis for powerBasis for abuse of power, ethics = ethics of rulers Transnational diversity

3 Dimensions of Change During Stages of Social Development Dimensions/characteristicPreindustrial society Early industrial society Labor-intensive Production Capital-intensive Production Innovation-intensive Production EconomyPreindustrial agriculture, etc. Primary accumulation DecentralizedIntegratedCoordination decentralized DemocracySlaves, subjects vs. owners Enlightened absolutism Political democracyAlso shop floor democracy Also government and management democracy Management styleObey, do not think Taylor, Weber, Fayol Human relations school Human resources MarketRandom exchange Producers’ marketCompetitionBuyer’s marketGovernment- regulated/supported buyer’s market Access to marketGuild monopoliesNo regulationFree competitionMonopoly competition Government regulation of business competition Entrepreneurial perceptionOwner’s riskMore opportunityAcquire propertyAcquire property and do R & D Also manage innovation Way to wealthInheritance, abuse or power Personal initiativeBuild an organization Monopoly and abuse of power Creativity Management/government perception Total controlCreativity permittedRoom for creativity (handicraft style) Back toward central control Making room for creativity

4 Source Matjaz Mulej “Dimensions of Change During Development from a Pre-Industrial to a Modern Society” Cybernetics and Systems, 25: , 1994


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