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Manufacturing rationality : the engineering foundations of the managerial revolution

Author: Yehouda A Shenhav
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Management is a powerful mode of thought and code of conduct in the modern world, closely associated with the American way and a natural extension of economic progress. This is a book about the history and development of management and managerial rationality in the United States in the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET. "Through careful analysis of contemporary records  Read more...
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Shenhav, Yehouda A.
Manufacturing rationality.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607393829
Online version:
Shenhav, Yehouda A.
Manufacturing rationality.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)609962254
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yehouda A Shenhav
ISBN: 0198296304 9780198296300 0199250006 9780199250004
OCLC Number: 41674381
Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Prophets of Management: American Engineers between Industrial Growth and Labor Unrest --
2. Engineering Rationality: 'System Shall Replace Chaos' --
3. Colonizing the Mind: The Translation of Systematization to the Management of Organizations --
4. Contested Rationality: Disturbances, Controversies, and Opposition to Management Systems --
5. Engineers, Labor Politics, and American Exceptionalism before 1900 --
6. Taming the Shrew: Systems and Labor Politics during the Progressive Period --
7. Deus ex Machina: Concluding Remarks --
Appendix. Description of the Engineering-Management Literature.
Responsibility: Yehouda Shenhav.
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