Between Taylorism and Technocracy: European ideologies and the vision of industrial productivity in the 1920s

  title={Between Taylorism and Technocracy: European ideologies and the vision of industrial productivity in the 1920s},
  author={Charles S. Maier},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={27 - 61}
  • Charles S. Maier
  • Published 1 April 1970
  • Economics, History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
mentator pointed out in 1924, these appeared merely as the most typical contribution to America’s prodigious economic achievement as a whole.2 By the 1920S, scientific management which extended the original approaches of Taylorism into all areas of labour productivity, technological efficiency, and even corporate organization evoked enthusiasm among European emulators as ’a characteristic feature of American civilization’.3 3 
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