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date: 11 December 2023

Management: Overviewlocked

Management: Overviewlocked

  • Bruce FriedmanBruce FriedmanThe University of Texas at El Paso


This entry provides a broad introduction to management or administration, one of the methods of practice employed by social workers to achieve professional and organizational objectives. The contributions of management to the human services, the history of administration as a practice in social work, and the evolution of education for management are traced. Practitioners define management’s roles and functions and also address the theoretical perspectives related to the performance of managing others. Finally, significant issues and likely future developments in this field are reviewed.


  • Administration and Management
  • Macro Practice

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