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F. W. Taylor

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

Introduction by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

Routledge – 2002 – 1,736 pages

Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

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    978-0-415-24824-2
    June 27th 2002

Description

This collection focuses on Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), the initiator of 'scientific management'. Taylor set out to transform what had previously been a crude art form into a firm body of knowledge. His work is synonymous with breaking down tasks into the smallest detail, diagnosing the abilities of workers, and then fitting the two together to achieve greater efficiency. His methods have been associated with both massive increases in productivity and an obsession with control.

Contents

Volume I Part I: Taylor a Potted History Part II: Taylor's Influence Part III: Scientific Management and Management Volume II Part IV: Scientific Management and Industry

Part V: Scientific Management and Business Operations Volume III Part VI: Scientific Management and Education Part VII: Scientific Management and Government Part VIII: Scientific Management and the Military Part IX: Scientific Management and Society

Part X: Scientific Management and Workers Volume IV Part XI: Scientific Management in other Disciplines Part XII: Scientific Management Around the World

a) Scientific Management in Britain b) Scientific Management in Western Europe c) Scientific Management in Eastern Europe d) Scientific Management in Asia

Name: F. W. Taylor: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. WoodIntroduction by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood. This collection focuses on Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), the initiator of 'scientific management'. Taylor set out to transform what had previously been a crude art form into a firm body of knowledge. His work is synonymous with...
Categories: Management History, Operational Research / Management Science