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Frederick W. Taylor
Examines the life and career of this late 19th Century founder of a scientific management based on efficiency. Looks at systems engineering, bureaucracy and the implementation in Henry Ford's assembly line.
# 14391 | 2,925 words | 7 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2003 in Business (Industries) , Business (Administration) , Business (Management)

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Frederick W. Taylor is known as the father of Scientific Management, a major theory of management and administration that has been utilized in both the private and the public sectors. Taylor was a mechanical engineer whose writings on efficiency and scientific management were widely read, and he was also the founder of "systems engineering." Taylor's influence is still felt in the structure and operation of management and in bureaucracies both public and private around the world, and much of the development of public and private sector administration in this century owes a debt to Taylor and his writings. His approach has had psychological consequences in terms of the way we view and respond to management issues as well as considerable influence on ideas about efficiency. Scientific management itself was a form of ..."

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