Frederick Winslow Taylor | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Frederick Winslow Taylor.
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SOURCE: "Frederick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth: Competition in Scientific Management," in Business History Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring, 1957, pp. 23-34.

In the following essay, Nadworny explains the antagonistic split in the scientific management movement between Taylorites, who favored a stop-watch method of measurement, and adherents to Frank Gilbreth's micromotion technique.

A century has elapsed since the birth of Frederick W. Taylor, the so-called "Father of Scientific Management," and it has been almost seventy-five years since Taylor began to evolve his management system. Note has been taken, and will continue to be taken, of Taylor's contributions to management philosophy and practice and to the improvement and advancement of managerial and business efficiency. Taylor was an innovator and an entrepreneur in his field, and he had more than his share of emulators, rivals, and disciples. When Taylor died in 1915, the field of management consulting which he took a leading role in...

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