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Scientific Management

1st Edition

By Frederick Winslow Taylor

Routledge

678 pages

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This volume comprises three works originally published separately as Shop Management (1903), The Principles of Scientific Management (1911) and Testimony Before the Special House Committee (1912). Taylor aimed at reducing conflict between managers and workers by using scientific thought to develop new principles and mechanisms of management. In contrast to ideas prevalent at the time, Taylor maintained that the workers' output could be increased by standardizing tasks and working conditions, with high pay for success and loss in case of failure. Scientific Management controversially suggested that almost every act of the worker would have to be preceded by one or more preparatory acts of management, thus separating the planning of an act from its execution.

Table of Contents

I. Shop Management

II. The Principles of Scientific Management

III. Testimony before the Special House Committee

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS082000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General