Manufacturing Knowledge: A History of the Hawthorne Experiments / Edition 1

Manufacturing Knowledge: A History of the Hawthorne Experiments / Edition 1

by Richard Gillespie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521456436

ISBN-13: 9780521456432

Pub. Date: 05/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What motivates workers to work harder? What can management do to create a contented and productive workforce? Discussion of these questions would be incomplete without reference to the Hawthorne experiments, one of the most famous pieces of research ever conducted in the social and behavioral sciences. Drawing on the original records of the experiments and the

Overview

What motivates workers to work harder? What can management do to create a contented and productive workforce? Discussion of these questions would be incomplete without reference to the Hawthorne experiments, one of the most famous pieces of research ever conducted in the social and behavioral sciences. Drawing on the original records of the experiments and the personal papers of the researchers, Richard Gillespie has reconstructed the intellectual and political dynamics of the experiments as they evolved from the tentative experimentation to seemingly authoritative publications. Manufacturing Knowledge raises fundamental questions about the nature of scientific knowledge, and about the assumptions and evidence that underlay debates on worker productivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521456432
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Series:
Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' preface; Glossary of manuscript collections; Introduction; 1. The management of work; 2. The T room; 3. Interpreting the relay test; 4. Elton Mayo and the research network; 5. The psychopathology of industrial life; 6. The anthropology of work; 7. Manufacturing the Hawthorne experiments; 8. Human relations in industry; 9. Human relations in the social sciences; Conclusion: manufacturing knowledge; Acknowledgements; Bibliography of the Hawthorne experiments; Index.

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