The early development of the sociology of management and organizations has to be viewed in relation to the emergence, at the beginning of the twentieth century, of a 'Management Movement'. This movement took various forms. On the one hand, it entailed the formation of professional management associations in industrial societies, such as America and Britain, with the aim of promoting both knowledge of the principles of organization and the professional status of managers. On the other, it involved academic study of management and working conditions.
This eight-volume set represents the main streams of thought that converged together in the first decades of the twentieth century to inform thinking about management.
Frederick Winslow Taylor Scientific Management
Oliver Sheldon The Philosophy of Management
Edited by Henry C. Matcalf and L. Urwick Dynamic Administration - The Collected Papers of Mary Parker Follett: 0-415-27985-2
Edited by Luther Gulick and L. Urwick Papers on the Science of Administration
F. J. Roethlisberger and William J. Dickson Management and the Worker
Elton Mayo The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization
Chester I. Barnard Organization and Management: Selected Papers
T. Lupton On the Shop Floor: Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output