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  1. Fragments

    Interviews with Jean Baudrillard

    By Jean Baudrillard

    Jean Baudrillard is one of the most revered philosophers of the past century, and his work has helped define how we think about the post-modern. In this fascinating book of interviews conducted with Francois L'Yvonnet, Baudrillard is on sparkling form and explores his life in terms of his...

    Published October 15th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Organization and Management

    Selected Papers

    By Chester I. Barnard

    Barnard was prompted by Vilfredo Pareto's seminal four volume work Mind and Society to apply his theories of sociology to management studies. Barnard's study of interaction between people in economic settings was contentious in that he concluded that human behaviour within these settings is largely...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  3. On the Shop Floor

    Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output

    By T. Lupton

    Lupton's empirical study used real work groups rather than experimental groups working in post-war factories in Britain to arrive at a more sympathetic and informed appreciation of the reasoning behind the positions adopted by workers in their dealings with management, compared with the more...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Dynamic Administration

    The Collected Papers of Mary Parker Follett

    Edited by Henry C. Metcalf, L. Urwick

    Mary Parker Follett was a prominent business philosopher of the period, who agreed with Sheldon about the need to emphasize human factors in management, but placing greater stress on the need to develop a science of cooperation. According to Follett, what she called her 'Law of the Situation' could...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Papers on the Science of Administration

    Edited by Luther Gulick, L. Urwick

    This edited collection includes contributions by Mary Parker Follett, Henri Fayol, James D. Mooney and Henry S. Dennison, and L. J. Henderson, T. N. Whitehead and Elton Mayo. The paper by Henderson, Whitehead and Mayo discusses the findings of the Hawthorne experiments. Whilst admiring the...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Management and the Worker

    By William J. Dickson, F. J. Roethlisberger

    This is the official account of the experiments carried out at the Hawthorne Works of the Eastern Electric Company in Chicago. These were divided into test room studies, interviewing studies and observational studies. The test room studies were experiments into what variables in a workplace...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Scientific Management

    By Frederick Winslow Taylor

    This volume comprises three works originally published separately as Shop Management (1903), The Principles of Scientific Management (1911) and Testimony Before the Special House Committee (1912). Taylor aimed at reducing conflict between managers and workers by using scientific thought to develop...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  8. The Philosophy of Management

    By Oliver Sheldon

    Taylorism was criticised for its over-simplistic view of what motivated the worker. Oliver Sheldon's theme was that though Taylorism had helped the development of a science of management, such work should not detract from the predominantly human job of the manager to manage. His work prefigures the...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Early Sociology of Management and Organizations

    Edited by Kenneth Thompson

    The early development of the sociology of management and organizations has to be viewed in relation to the emergence, at the beginning of the twentieth century, of a 'Management Movement'. This movement took various forms. On the one hand, it entailed the formation of professional management...

    Published September 24th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Sociology, Work and Industry

    Fifth edition, 4th Edition

    By Tony Watson

    In the fourth edition of this successful and popular text, Tony Watson explains how the discipline of sociology contributes to our wider understanding of the variety of work practices and institutions, which exist in modern society. The new edition outlines both what has been achieved historically...

    Published September 3rd 2003 by Routledge