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Papers on the Science of Administration

1st Edition

Edited by Luther Gulick, L. Urwick


206 pages

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This edited collection includes contributions by Mary Parker Follett, Henri Fayol, James D. Mooney and Henry S. Dennison, and L. J. Henderson, T. N. Whitehead and Elton Mayo. The paper by Henderson, Whitehead and Mayo discusses the findings of the Hawthorne experiments. Whilst admiring the pioneering work of Taylor, these authors criticize scientific management on the grounds that it does not study the facts of human organization. The Hawthorne experiments revealed the importance of spontaneous social organization of the work group into a micro-social system.

Table of Contents

I. Notes on the Theory of Organization

Luther Gulick

II. Organization as a Technical Problem

L. Urwick

III. The Principles of Organization

James D. Mooney

IV. The Administrative Theory in the State

Henri Fayol

V. The Function of Administration, with special reference to the work of Henri Fayol

L. Urwick

VI. The Need for the Development of Political Science Engineering

Henry S. Dennison

VII. The Effects of Social Environment

L. J. Henderson, T. N. Whitehead and Elton Mayo

VIII. The Process of Control

Mary Parker Follett

IX. The Pros and Cons of Functionization

John Lee

X. Relationship in Organization

V. A. Graicunas

XI. Science, Values and Public Administration

Luther Gulick

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General