Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The municipality, communism and scientific management: management legacies in context

The municipality, communism and scientific management: management legacies in context Discusses the fact that scientific management′s character and Taylor′s legacy are often treated as ideology and technology for controlling labour. However, proposes that scientific management be located in the conflicts and institutionalized accomodations of market, democracy, rule of law, professional administration, and interrelated forms of culture and applied knowledge. Proposes that scientific management was shaped by and, in turn, helped to shape, the dynamic structure of modern capitalism′s core organizing modes. Illustrates this by discussing late‐nineteenth century changes in American municipal administration. Examines the Soviet attempt to appropriate scientific management without the core regimes which shaped it in the West. Argues that scientific management′s abiding character and Taylor′s legacy are found in the institutional evolution of modern capitalist societies, not in the rise and fall of command economies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management History (Archive) Emerald Publishing

The municipality, communism and scientific management: management legacies in context

Journal of Management History (Archive) , Volume 1 (2): 13 – Jun 1, 1995

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/the-municipality-communism-and-scientific-management-management-6iCQS7t8KF
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1355-252X
DOI
10.1108/13552529510088349
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Discusses the fact that scientific management′s character and Taylor′s legacy are often treated as ideology and technology for controlling labour. However, proposes that scientific management be located in the conflicts and institutionalized accomodations of market, democracy, rule of law, professional administration, and interrelated forms of culture and applied knowledge. Proposes that scientific management was shaped by and, in turn, helped to shape, the dynamic structure of modern capitalism′s core organizing modes. Illustrates this by discussing late‐nineteenth century changes in American municipal administration. Examines the Soviet attempt to appropriate scientific management without the core regimes which shaped it in the West. Argues that scientific management′s abiding character and Taylor′s legacy are found in the institutional evolution of modern capitalist societies, not in the rise and fall of command economies.

Journal

Journal of Management History (Archive)Emerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1995

Keywords: Capitalism; Scientific management; Taylorism

There are no references for this article.