BS2032 Public Sector Management


Lecture 2.          Scientific Management/Classical theories of management


1. Scientific Management was proposed by Frederick Winslow Taylor the application of his theories is often known as Taylorism


2. A good overview is given in Classical Approaches


3. The best overall exposition can be found in taylor.htm


4. Elements of Taylorisn can be found in the approach adopted by Henry Ford (Fordism)


4. A critique of Scientific management by Braverman can be found within the document Industrial Democracy


5. Classical Management as represented by Fayol can be found here


6. Mary Parker Follet contributions can be read in Follett and a brief biography in Biography


7. How these theorists are sequenced can be read in History of Management


8. A much more extensive overview is given in timeline