Trade Unionism in the United States by Robert Franklin Hoxie

Trade Unionism in the United States

byRobert Franklin Hoxie

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT AND LABOR WELFARE Scientific management, so-called, is one aspect of the general efficiency philosophy and movement which of late have gripped the imagination of the business world, and which may be said to constitute the latest phase of capitalistic industrial development. The term "scientific management" is of quite recent origin. In its genesis, it had reference specifically to the "Taylor system," first developed and applied by Mr. Taylor, the well-known author of "Shop Management," and joint inventor of the Taylor-White process of the manufacture of high-speed tool steel. By custom, the term scientific management has been gradually extended to include several modifications and imitations of the Taylor system and some systems for which independence of development is claimed. Thus, at the present time, it is generally applied in common usage indiscriminately to the systems of Mr. Taylor, Mr. H. L. Gantt and Mr. Harrington Emerson, and frequently to the principles and methods of several other "efficiency experts." How extensively these systems are in actual operation, it is impossible to say. Both employers and systematizes seem loath to give information, except in cases of successful application. Probably there are not more than a couple of hundred shops, scattered through the various industries and in various sections of the country, which would be sponsored by the scientific management group, and relatively few of these would be regarded as valid examples of scientific management by the followers of Mr. Taylor. But the significance of the movement is not to be thus measured. The ideals, principles and methods of scientific management are permeating the whole business world, and the movement bids fair to affect in large meas...

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Title:Trade Unionism in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217298419

ISBN - 13:9780217298414

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