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Title Re-Tayloring management : scientific management a century on / [edited] by Christina Evans and Leonard Holmes
Published Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Gower, [2013]
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Contents pt. I. Management in an historical context -- pt. II. Taylor's legacy in the contemporary knowledge and service economy -- pt. III. Management a century on : contradictions, dilemmas and prospects
Summary "Over a century has passed and yet there is growing evidence that knowledge workers across the globe today are as constrained by F.W. Taylor's much-maligned The Principles of Scientific Management, as factory workers were in the early twentieth century. Re-Tayloring Management looks critically at Taylor's philosophy on management and contrasts it with other perspectives that have since emerged, along with the professionalization of management and the growth in business and management education. The contributors demonstrate that despite the complexity and uncertainty that organizations face, instead of designing work systems where knowledge and service workers have the freedom to apply knowledge and skills at the point they are most needed, managers are obsessed with maintaining tighter control. This approach conflicts with contemporary job design principles, which emphasise 'job crafting', whereby individuals are encouraged to craft their role in a way that is congruent with their identity. Drawing on insights from academics with diverse backgrounds and interests, and organised around 'past', 'present' and 'future' themes, this book is a thought-provoking read for professional managers, as well as for postgraduate students and academics teaching and researching organizational studies and management"--EBL
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915. Principles of scientific management
Taylor, Frederick Winslow 1856-1915
Principles of scientific management (Taylor, Frederick Winslow)
Industrial engineering.
Industrial management.
Management science.
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, Christina, 1955- editor.
Holmes, Leonard, editor.
LC no. 2012040318
ISBN 1317064445