Manufacturing Rationality

Manufacturing Rationality

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Through careful analysis of contemporary records in the engineering profession, the author shows how management invented itself and carved its own domain in the face of hostility and resistance from both manufacturers and workers. The book demonstrates how the new language and rhetoric of management emerged, and how it confronted and replaced the language of traditional capitalism: qsystemq instead of qindividualsq; qjobsq instead of qnatural rightsq; qplanningq instead of qfree initiativesq.... Luckmann 6 Berle, Adolph and Gardiner Means 2, 10-11 n., 18, 24 Bloomfield, Daniel and Meyer 187 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME) 56 Bond, Russell, and Society of Industtial Engineers 130 coding sysrems for machine parts 55 and de-skilling 112-13 Coeur ... 14 n. and progressivism 162, 170, 190 see also managerial revolution Burgess, G. K., on srandardization 53 Burnham, James I 1 n.

Title:Manufacturing Rationality
Author:Yehouda A. Shenhav
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2002


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