Frederick Taylor and the Public Administration Community: A Reevaluation

Frederick Taylor and the Public Administration Community: A Reevaluation

by Hindy L. Schachter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791401413

ISBN-13: 9780791401415

Pub. Date: 10/28/1989

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book argues that the “authoritarian” depiction of Frederick Taylor trivializes his important contribution. Schachter’s analysis of Taylor’s work shows that he actually originated many of the human relations insights that the literature attributes to Mayo, Maslow, and McGregor.

Introduced are two major arguments. Through an examination of

Overview

This book argues that the “authoritarian” depiction of Frederick Taylor trivializes his important contribution. Schachter’s analysis of Taylor’s work shows that he actually originated many of the human relations insights that the literature attributes to Mayo, Maslow, and McGregor.

Introduced are two major arguments. Through an examination of Taylor’s work, a new way of understanding his actual approach to management is opened. Also discussed are the political and historical reasons that led to the distortion of his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791401415
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Series:
SUNY series in Public Administration Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
175

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter

1. Substance and Reputation

2. Taylor in Textbooks

3. Early Years

4. Scientific Management

5. Immediate Reception

6. Morris Cooke, a Link between Taylor and Public Administration

7. Scientific Management and Public Administration: Act One

8. Scientific Management and Public Administration: Act Two

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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