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F.W. Taylor's lecture on management, June 4, 1907: an introduction

Charles D. Wrege (Cornell University, Academy of Management, Ithaca, New York, USA)

Journal of Management History

ISSN: 1751-1348

Article publication date: 27 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce Frederick W. Taylor's lecture on his “task” system of management, given at his home in “Boxley” in 1907.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper summarizes the lecture's contents, and details its background.

Findings

The paper emphasizes the critical importance of primary sources to the work of management scholars, not just management history.

Originality/value

The paper provides further evidence of the import that needs to be attached to sound historical method as a basis for scholarship in management in general, and management history, in particular.

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Citation

Wrege, C.D. (2008), "F.W. Taylor's lecture on management, June 4, 1907: an introduction", Journal of Management History, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 209-213. https://doi.org/10.1108/17511340810885648

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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