The Theory and Practice of Scientific Management

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byClarence Bertrand Thompson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...men to the actual facts regarding the Taylor System, and resulted in an increasing interest and a desire to secure its advantages. This enumeration of the obstacles to the development of scientific management betrays their smallness and transitoriness in comparison with the greatness and permanence of the forces with which its progress is allied. Already it is demonstrating its capability of great industrial and social advantage to its users. Its close relationship to the movement for the conservation of all resources has been pointed out and its far-reaching consequences as an agency for the conservation of human effort have struck forcibly the popular imagination. Finally, its inherent democracy, as exhibited in its substitution of fact, so far as possible, for the vagaries of personality, and its provision of self-government and unlimited opportunity for advancement, tie it closely to the most intelligent political movements of the day. While it would be idle to deny that there are countertenden-cies to all these and that there have been abuses and misinterpretations of the principles of scientific management,1 it seems safe to believe that on the whole it represents an inevitable and irresistible tendency, and that therefore its extension and permanence are assured, so far as, historically speaking, there may be assurance of permanence. 1 The discussion of positive management in the recent book of Hoxie, Valentine, and Frey, Scientific Management and Labor, seems to rest on a consideration chiefly of abuses and inadequacies of the movement. V THE LITERATURE OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT The literature of scientific management is found in a few books written by practitioners of the science, a few official reports growing out of disputes as...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...men to the actual facts regarding the Taylor System, and resulted in an increasing interest and a desire to sec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217612962

ISBN - 13:9780217612968

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