Management's Unsung Theorist: An Examination of the Works of Lillian M. Gilbreth

  title={Management's Unsung Theorist: An Examination of the Works of Lillian M. Gilbreth},
  author={Sherry E. Sullivan},
  pages={31 - 41}
  • S. Sullivan
  • Published 24 June 2010
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Biography
Dr. Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) was a researcher, a management consultant, a university professor, and a working mother. She advanced management theory by introducing a humanistic approach to the field of scientific management. She emphasized training, motivating, and improving the quality of life of the average worker long before these ideas came into vogue. As a consultant and university professor, she worked for the advancement of women, the handicapped, and older workers. 
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