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Writings in the Interwar Period

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter starts with the state of the ‘management movement’ in Britain in the interwar period as a background context, but mainly deals with Urwick's early writings, starting with four books or ... More


Managerial Thought and Institutions

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses two important dimensions of managerial professionalism. The first is the predominant framework of management thought and the emergence of a managerial knowledge base in ... More


Whose Hubris? Brandeis, Scientific Management, and the Railroads

Gerald Berk

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reinterprets Louis Brandeis's role in the crisis of progressive era railroad regulation. While others have implicated Brandeis in the crisis, the essay shows how he identified fatal ... More


Later Writings

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter covers a selection of Urwick's writings from the Second World War onwards. There are twelve subsections, some dealing with individual books, others topic areas, and in all covering a ... More


Incentives Then and Now: The Clock and the Engineer

Ruth W. Grant

in Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151601
eISBN:
9781400839742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151601.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents a historical account of the use of the term “incentives” and of the introduction of incentives in scientific management and behavioral psychology. “Incentives” came into the ... More


Digital Taylorism

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter introduces Frederick Winslow Taylor's system of scientific management, which was achieved through the application of knowledge to work. It shows that there has been an information ... More


Predictability and Control in Complex Systems

Dawn R. Gilpin and Priscilla J. Murphy

in Crisis Management in a Complex World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328721
eISBN:
9780199869930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328721.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on the key difference between the two paradigms of crisis management described in Chapters 2 and 3. The traditional crisis planning process described in Chapter 2 depends on the ... More


The rise of the reengineers

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of the so-called reengineers. It explains the accomplishment of William Henry Leffingwell in working out the principles of how scientific management ... More


The Economics of Unfairness

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the unfairness in the workplace brought about by scientific management and industrial reengineering in the U.S. It discusses reforms that are needed to correct the imbalance of ... More


Science in the Forests: Rethinking Conservation

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines how in the urge for scientific forestry, the foresters in Assam took recourse to the local experiences. It also discusses how both scientific management and commercialization of ... More


The Scientific Management of Life—and Death: Part I

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the application of scientific management in the medical sector in the U.S. The decline of the old fee-for-service system of health insurance has set the scene for the rise of ... More


Professional Transition, Personal Tragedy

Joan C. Tonn

in Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300096217
eISBN:
9780300128024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300096217.003.0020
Subject:
History, Political History

In the summer of 1924, Mary P. Follett suffered yet another health-related crisis but found renewed strength due to her meditations on spiritual healing and her intimate relationship with Richard and ... More


Scientific Management, Racist Science, and Race Management

Elizabeth Esch and David Roediger

in Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040818
eISBN:
9780252099311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040818.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Elizabeth Esch and David Roediger highlight the ways employers and their allies used racism to divide the working classes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Such racist practices ... More


State-Level Management of a Common Charismatic Predator: Mountain Lions in the West

David J. Mattson

in Large Carnivore Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy in the North American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107400
eISBN:
9780226107547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107547.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Mountain lions in the western United States are managed primarily as depredators of livestock and competitors for opportunities to sport hunt elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. This utilitarian approach ... More


Rationalizing the Economic Infrastructure

Martha Lampland

in The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The chapter begins by sketching the kinds of practices and entities (infrastructure) that are required to assess the value of labor, activities that precede the growth of a labor market or are ... More


Introduction

Martha Lampland

in The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The argument of the book is that markets do not constitute the only means whereby labor is commodified in modern economies, proposing that in specific historical conditions, an alternative ... More


The Politics of Spatial Divisions and the Living Environment

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two provides ethnographic observations of how the spatial divisions in the factory expressed management’s scheme of labor control and maintained the hierarchical difference between management ... More


From Standard-setting to Technical Assistance

Guy Fiti Sinclair

in To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198757962
eISBN:
9780191817861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757962.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the early activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It begins by outlining the political context of the ILO’s founding and the framework of its constituent ... More


The Athleticism of Accomplishment: Speed in the Workplace

Melissa Gregg

in The Sociology of Speed: Digital, Organizational, and Social Temporalities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198782858
eISBN:
9780191826047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782858.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter draws connections between contemporary productivity tools in the software market and traditions of self-help that developed alongside modern business culture over several generations. ... More


The Eugenic Atlantic: Disability and the Making of an International Science

in Cultural Locations of Disability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767314
eISBN:
9780226767307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767307.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter folds the cultural location of disability into the cross national equation. Although discriminatory practices against racial populations are not identical with those enacted on disabled ... More


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