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Currentlythere are several key challenges that face management theory. In thenext five to ten years quite a good number of management practiceshave a high likelihood of emerging from such theoretical changes(Stummann, C., &amp Gamborg, 2014). The question only discusses thesurging use of big data and ignores other key changes that managementtheory is undergoing. In addition to the surging use of bid data,management theory currently faces other changes like incorporation ofdisaster-related issues and how to overcome them (Roberts, 2014).).Implementation of disaster-related changes was mostly triggered byseries of catastrophes events like the bombing of the World BusinessCenter in 2001 (Tokunaga &amp Gustafson, 2014).). Therefore, such achange is sensitive to impacts of disasters especially terrorism onboth international and domestic operations.

Thereare quite a good number of ways through which global managementtheories fit into the management jungle described by Koontz. Theresponse to this question should have started by defining globalmanagement theories as well as giving some examples of these theories(Manuj, 2013).). Also, it should have introduced or rather given anoverview of each management theory or school described by Koontz. Forinstance, it should have defined the empirical school’s view onmanagement theory as a study of experience as well as mathematicalschool’s view of management theory as a system of mathematicalmodel and processes. Some of these changes tend to be reactive anddiscontinuous with regard to change programs initiated. This may beclear indication of a basic lack of valid framework of hoe toimplement as well as manage organizational change (Eagle, 2014).).Undeniably, most of these changes come along with confusingapproaches and theories most of which lack empirical evidences andbase their argument on unchallenged hypothesis as far as the natureof contemporary organizational change management is concerned. Assuch, current changes extended towards management theory should becritically evaluated in order to ensure their effectiveness (Rains &ampTukachinsky, 2015).).


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Manuj,I. (2013). Risk Management in Global Sourcing: Comparing the BusinessWorld and the Academic World. TransportationJournal (Pennsylvania State University Press),52(1),81-107.

Rains,S. A., &amp Tukachinsky, R. (2015). An Examination of theRelationships Among Uncertainty, Appraisal, and Information-SeekingBehavior Proposed in Uncertainty Management Theory. HealthCommunication,30(4),339-349. doi:10.1080/10410236.2013.858285

Roberts,L. (2014). Accumulation and management in global historicalperspective: An introduction. Historyof Science,52(3),227-246. doi:10.1177/0073275314546965.

Stummann,C., &amp Gamborg, C. (2014). Reconsidering social science theoriesin natural resource management continuing professional education.EnvironmentalEducation Research,20(4),496-525. doi:10.1080/13504622.2013.833588.

Tokunaga,R. S., &amp Gustafson, A. (2014). Seeking interpersonal informationover the Internet: An application of the theory of motivatedinformation management to Internet use. Journalof Social &amp Personal Relationships,31(8),1019-1039. doi:10.1177/0265407513516890.

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