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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to refute allegations from various sources that, as a pitcher for the Phillips Exeter Academy baseball team, Frederick W. Taylor cheated by using an illegal overhand delivery. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on archival research, including a recently...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an historical perspective to help understand the forces that resulted in the Sarbanes‐Oxley Act. It aims to provide an historical vindication of the taxonomy developed by Charles Conrad in 2003. Design/methodology/approach – The paper applies a...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce Frederick W. Taylor's lecture on his “task” system of management, given at his home in “Boxley” in 1907. Design/methodology/approach – The paper summarizes the lecture's contents, and details its background. Findings – The paper emphasizes the...
Purpose – Currently, only a small number of manuscripts dealing with management history are being submitted to journals, and few of those are being accepted for publication. What is needed to change this situation is more high‐quality research that is more interesting to a wider audience. The...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to trace the entrepreneurial opportunity identification process of William Oscar Carpenter (WOC), a nineteenth century farmer, who went to California in 1850 to make his fortune in gold mining and ended up starting several new business ventures. The paper...
Purpose – While focusing on the renowned bases of social power put forth by French and Raven in 1959, this paper aims to address the history and future of this taxonomy within organizational settings. Topics include the evolution of the power taxonomy, the power/interaction model, and matters...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a transcript of Fredrick W. Taylor's 1907 lecture on his “task” system of management. Design/methodology/approach – The paper shows its advantages over traditional personal initiative styles, suggesting that managers should not allow employees to...
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