Scientific Management

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Taylor's Testimony Before the Special House Committee1

Thursday, January 25, 1912.

The committee met at 10.40 o'clock a. m., Hon. William B. Wilson (chairman) presiding.


TESTIMONY OF MR. FREDERICK WINSLOW TAYLOR

The witness was duly sworn by the chairman.

The Chairman. Will you please give your name and address to the stenographer, Mr. Taylor?

Mr. Taylor. Frederick Winslow Taylor, Highland Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.

The Chairman. Mr. Taylor, are you the author or compiler of the system of shop management generally known as the "Taylor system"?

Mr. Taylor. I have had a very great deal to do with the development of the system of management which has come to be called by certain people the "Taylor system, " but I am only one of many men who have been instrumental in the development of

Reprint of public document, Hearings Before Special Committee of the House of Representatives to Investigate the Taylor and Other Systems of Shop Management Under Authority of H. Res. 90; Vol. III, pp. 1377-1508.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction to the Early Sociology of Management and Organizations v
  • Foreword 5
  • Foreword 21
  • Preface 29
  • Shop Management 31
  • Shop Management 33
  • Index 221
  • The Principles of Scientific Management 227
  • Introduction 231
  • Chapter I - Fundamentals of Scientific Managemen 235
  • Chapter II 256
  • Taylor S Testimony Before the Special House Committee 371
  • Taylor's Testimony Before the Special House Committee 375
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