Scientific Management

Frederick Winslow Taylor’s Gift to the World?

Editors: Spender, J.-C., Kijne, Hugo (Eds.)

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Many of those interested in the effect of industry on contemporary life are also interested in Frederick W. Taylor and his work. He was a true character, the stuff of legends, enormously influential and quintessentially American, an award-winning sportsman and mechanical tinkerer as well as a moralizing rationalist and early scientist. But he was also intensely modem, one of the long line of American social reformers exploiting the freedom to present an idiosyncratic version of American democracy, in this case one that began in the industrial workplace. Such as wide net captures an amazing range of critics and questioners as well as supporters. So much is puzzling, ambiguous, unexplained and even secret about Taylor's life that there will be plenty of scope for re-examination, re-interpretation and disagreement for years to come. But there is a surge of fresh interest and new analyses have appeared in recent years (e. g. Wrege, C. & R. Greenwood, 1991 "F. W. Taylor: The father of scientific management", Business One Irwin, Homewood IL; Nelson, D. (Ed. ) 1992 "The mental revolution: Scientific management since Taylor", Ohio State University Press, Columbus OH). We know other books are under way. As is customary, we offer this additional volume respectfully to our academic and managerial colleagues, from whatever point of view they approach scientific management, in the hope that it will provoke fresh thought and discussion. But we have a more aggressive agenda.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Villain, Victim or Visionary?: The Insights and Flaws in F. W. Taylor’s Ideas

    Spender, J.-C.

    Pages 1-31

  • Machine-Shop Engineering Roots of Taylorism: The Efficiency of Machine-Tools and Machinists, 1865–1884

    Clark, Geoffrey W.

    Pages 33-62

  • Time and Motion Study: Beyond the Taylor — Gilbreth Controversy

    Kijne, Hugo J.

    Pages 63-92

  • Standards and the Development of an Internal Labor Market

    Korver, Ton

    Pages 93-110

  • The Movement for Scientific Management in Europe between the Wars

    Bloemen, Erik

    Pages 111-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scientific Management
Book Subtitle
Frederick Winslow Taylor’s Gift to the World?
Editors
  • J.-C. Spender
  • Hugo Kijne
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1421-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1421-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9758-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8617-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 192
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