Handbook of Research on Management and Organizational History
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Handbook of Research on Management and Organizational History

Edited by Kyle Bruce

Emerging from what was a somewhat staid sub-discipline, there is currently a battle for the soul of Management and Organizational History (MOH), at the centre of which is a widespread concern that much recent work has been more about how one should or might do history rather than actually doing historical work. If ever there was a time for a new volume on MOH, this is certainly it.
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Chapter 3: The uses of Frederick Winslow Taylor: how management theorists have interpreted scientific management over the years and why

Hindy Lauer Schachter

Abstract

This chapter examines how management textbooks used in American universities have portrayed Frederick Winslow Taylor’s scientific management at different points in the twentieth century. The aim is to show major shifts in the way academic management theorists have interpreted scientific management during this period and to suggest some reasons behind the changes.

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