This foreword promises to provide the final statement on the subject of panaceas; a statement that will explain every panacea, as well as every one of panaceas' facets, generally, specifically and precisely, for any type of social situation, both past and future. Clearly, such a panacea would be a panacea about panaceas. At best, I can relate, in this foreword, the questions I have asked myself over two decades about phenomena like panaceas in organizational techniques. At best, my experience and reflections in this foreword will help frame the rich series of chapters in this book bearing on panaceas in management techniques and maybe, in all forms and technologies more generally.
Handbook of Research on Management Ideas and Panaceas: Adaptation and Context, edited by
Edward Elgar, 2016.