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The Principles of Scientific Management

Narrated by: Dmitrijs Kravcenko PhD
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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For the first time ever, this absolutely key text in management and organization studies is available on audio! 

The Principles of Scientific Management by F.W. Taylor is a tremendously important book, the essence of which has had irreversible impact on the way we think about organized labour and management today. It is a product of many years of experimentation, uncertainty, and hard work, fused with thoroughly modernist ideals of a pedantic mind. This book is a culmination of Frederick Winslow Taylor’s career as, perhaps, the most famous management consultant. It stands on the shoulders of his previous examinations of the wage system and the operational characteristics of machine tools. In it, he recounts the four principles of scientific management, compares them to what he considers the most developed form of non-scientific management, and gives a number of examples and anecdotes to illustrate how the former is superior to the latter in every way and circumstance. This new edition, and the audiobook, feature a historical introduction from the creator of the Talking About Organizations podcast, which links the work with the trends in the digital economy and algorithmic management.

©2018 Dmitrijs Kravcenko (P)2018 Walnut/ULU Publishing House

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Great audiobook of a management classic

This book undoubtedly belongs to the classical texts and foundations of management sciences, which is now easily accessible for everyone as an audiobook. Taylors develops a so-called 'scientific' approach to management and demonstrates in various business cases and examples that such a perspective benefits not only workers efficiency, payment, and output but also takes the management up of its promise to stand up for better working conditions. The introduction by the narrator at the beginning of the book shifts the reader/listener into the times of mass production and provides a good overview of the historical context in general. I highly recommend this audiobook in connection with the Talking about Organisation's podcast.

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A very important book and nice listening!

This is a surprisingly insightful book! Everyone has heard of Taylor and scientific management but I was surprised to discover how rich and complex his ideas actually were! Thank you for making this book available in audio format.