The Engineers and the Price System

The Engineers and the Price System

by Thorstein Veblen
     
 

In his The Engineers and the Price System, originally published in 1921, Veblen observes that World War One demanded industrial innovations, and he was among the first to predict the need for changes in managerial struc­ture. Veblen saw that industrial output was more dependent upon techno­crats—managers and capital innova­tors—than

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In his The Engineers and the Price System, originally published in 1921, Veblen observes that World War One demanded industrial innovations, and he was among the first to predict the need for changes in managerial struc­ture. Veblen saw that industrial output was more dependent upon techno­crats—managers and capital innova­tors—than financiers.

In The Engineers and the Price System, Veblen applies economic theory to modern industrial society. He demon­strates that revolutionary change can be advanced by managers and engi­neers upon whose "brains and skills" the state of industrial arts depends.

In his uniquely comprehensive in­troduction, Daniel Bell discusses the associations and attitudes which mark Veblen as the prophetic outsider he remained most of his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878559152
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Series:
Social Science Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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