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Managerial Analysis of the Wuzi

Journal: Quarterly Scientific Journal "Economic Herald of the Donbas" (Vol.67, No. 1)

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Page : 69-75

Keywords : Ancient China; Zhango; Wu Qi; the Wuzi; military treatise; management analysis; management.;

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In the V-III centuries BC in ancient China there were countless wars between different kingdoms. These years were called the Warring States period, and they were remembered not only for the large number of casualties, but also for progress in various fields of activity, including management. A great contribution to this sphere was made by the ancient Chinese general and strategist Wu Qi. His figure is perceived ambiguously, because from an early age he tried to get into political circles and occupy high positions, using all possible methods. At the same time, having gone from a wealthy but low social position to the post of prime minister, he was never defeated in battle, expanding the borders of each kingdom he served. Perhaps this is why the treatise on martial arts Wuzi that he left behind, is one of the most sought after. Despite the fact that it was written almost 2,500 years ago, the advice given by Wu Qi to the rulers of the kingdoms he served is relevant today, not only in terms of military affairs or governance, but also in the field of management and business. Analyzing every chapter and every section of this treatise, we see that the practice of modern government does not differ significantly from the best practices of the ancient world. Moreover, many companies in the XXI century should read this text, because such recommendations as hiring professionals who understand their field better than a manager, publicly reward the best employees, which will encourage healthy competition, appoint people to positions accordingly to the qualities they possess, or the idea that good leadership is the basis for victory, will come in handy and help achieve goals.

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