Domesticating Efficiency: Lillian Gilbreth's Scientific Management of Homemakers, 1924-1930

@article{Graham1999DomesticatingEL,
  title={Domesticating Efficiency: Lillian Gilbreth's Scientific Management of Homemakers, 1924-1930},
  author={Laurel D. Graham},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={24},
  pages={633 - 675}
}
L'A. retrace la vie et la carriere de Lillian Moller Gilbreth, l'epouse de Frank Bunker Gilbreth, le pionnier du management scientifique. A la mort de ce dernier, Lillian Moller Gilbreth dut assumer a la fois la responsabilite de l'entreprise d'ingenierie industrielle fondee par son mari et celle de chef d'une famille nombreuse. L'A. presente les travaux menes par Lillian Moller Gilbreth dans le domaine du management scientifique. Il rappelle qu'aux Etats-Unis, depuis le debut des annees 1920… Expand
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