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F. W. Taylor

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood


1,736 pages

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Hardback: 9780415248242
pub: 2002-06-27
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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.

Table of 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

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

The last century witnessed an explosion of interest in the study of management. However, researchers who wish to examine the available literature on key figures in the field often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining access to the wide range of journals in which most of the important articles, assessments and contemporary commentaries appear.

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management  focuses on these important thinkers and makes available, in one place, collections of some of the most significant writings gathered from a variety of sources. The works are invaluable, not only for reference purposes, but as contributions to the history of management thought as well as the analysis of contemporary theory and the study of strategic management. Taken together, the prodigious output and lasting legacy of the great management figures of the twentieth century emerges for all to consider.

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