Item #644 The Principles of Scientific Management. Frederick Winslow Taylor.
The Principles of Scientific Management

The Principles of Scientific Management

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1911. First edition. Original full cloth. Octavo. 144 pages. Very good. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Hinges sound, shallow extremity bumps. small circular stain on upper board. Fraying to cloth at top 1/2" of lower joint.

Groundbreaking work on labor efficiency. Taylor was the first to lay down principles of Scientific Management, which sought to increase industrial efficiency by studying and standardizing the movements of workers and machines. He famously systematized "piece-work," or payment by results. See Printing and the Mind of Man #591.

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