Frederick W. Taylor: The Father of Scientific Management: Myth and Reality

Frederick W. Taylor: The Father of Scientific Management: Myth and Reality

by Charles D. Wrege, Ronald G. Greenwood
     
 
The reader will discover the beginning of modern manufacturing operations and learn how Taylor continues to influence today's manufacturing systems. Frederick W. Taylor shows the reader how to apply his theories and achieve manufacturing excellence.

Overview

The reader will discover the beginning of modern manufacturing operations and learn how Taylor continues to influence today's manufacturing systems. Frederick W. Taylor shows the reader how to apply his theories and achieve manufacturing excellence.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This is a very carefully researched look at Taylor, the much-misunderstood father of scientific management. Using primary source material, the authors present in a very readable manner a biography/history of both the man and his ideas. Similar to Daniel Nelson's Frederick W. Taylor and the Rise of Scientific Management (Univ. of Wisconsin Pr., 1980), this work shows both that Taylor's ideas have a place in the Information Age and that most of the negative ideas we have about scientific management are not grounded in what Taylor actually did. Even those libraries with Nelson's book will want to purchase this one. Recommended for all business collections.-- Michael D. Kathman, St. John's Univ., Collegeville, Minn.
Booknews
The authors seem far more inclined to be myth-makers than myth-slayers in this account of Taylor's (1856-1915) contributions to the development of management thought and practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556235016
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.18(d)

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