International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

An Examination of Novelists’ Approaches to Management Constructs
Osman Bayraktar

The novel is a literary form that depicts and reflects upon the life and perspective of the author. In this study, perspectives on management are surveyed in five classic science fiction novels: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World; George Orwell’s Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four; Philip K. Dick’s Vulcan’s Hammer; and Ahmet HamdiTanpinar’s The Time Regulation Institute. In the fantastic fiction novels of Huxley and Dick, the world is managed from a single center. In Brave New World, tragedy results from forcing people to be standardized, while in Vulcan’s Hammer, destruction is wrought on humanity after all decision-making processes are left to computers. Orwell’s novels, which are penned in a symbolic style, strongly criticize the command management system associated with communism, while The Time Regulation Institute is a humorous critique of bureaucratic management styles.

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