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Title: An institutional economic reconstruction of scientific management: On the lost theoretical logic of Taylorism
Authors: Wagner-Tsukamoto, Sigmund
First Published: 1-Jan-2007
Publisher: Academy of Management
Citation: Academy of Management Review, 2007, 32 (1), pp. 105-117 (13)
Abstract: I argue that Taylor was a pioneer in theorizing principles of institutional economics, and I challenge conventional preconceptions that scientific management is theoretically unsophisticated and aimed at disadvantaging certain organization members. I identify in Taylor's writings the institutional economic ideas of dilemmatic interaction conflict regarding capital contributions and capital distributions, conflict resolution through incentives management, mutual gains as the outcome of conflict resolution, and the model of economic man. and I suggest that Taylor's behavioral concept of hearty cooperation deviated from the economic principles he had espoused regarding worker opportunism.
DOI Link: 10.5465/AMR.2007.23463879
ISSN: 0363-7425
eISSN: 1930-3807
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2007 Academy of Management.
Description: Metadata only entry
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