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LECTURE ENHANCERS Lecture Enhancer 2.1 MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CIVILIZATIONS Although text discussion concentrates on the evolution of management since the nineteenth century, many management practices were developed much earlier. The great civilizations of Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt, Assyria, and Persia had expert managers, as seen by achievements such as the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Sumerian builders relied on the use of merit wages to build the walled cities and canals of Sumer. The highway and library systems of Assyria and the great cities of Persia required organization and managerial genius to achieve. The Code of Hammurabi included incentive and minimum wages as early as 1800 B.C. Greek achievements in architecture, literature, and civil government required the application of complex management knowledge. The citizens of Greek city states worked under the piecework system on government contracts.

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