Frederick Winslow Taylor | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Frederick Winslow Taylor.
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SOURCE: "The Acceptance of F. W. Taylor by British Industry (1895-1915)," in The Making of Scientific Management Volume II: Management of the British Industry, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1959, pp. 88-107.

In the following essay, Urwick and Brech discuss the application of scientific management in British industry, noting opposition to the movement that considered its principles "hideous" and "dehumanising."

It is remarkable that F. W. Taylor, considered as a pioneer of scientific management, aroused comparatively little practical interest among contemporary British industrial circles, despite the fact that the period was one in which the engineers in this country were becoming increasingly conscious of the significance of sound works management. Searches of a dozen likely periodicals yield no reference to his death or obituary comment on his work. Only The Engineer (April, 1915) and The Efficiency Magazine (June, 1915) saw fit to make any mention of his passing, and that in...

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