EBM: Scientific Management
MAY 5, 2010
This post is part of a series called “Evidence-Based Management.” Scientific management (or Taylorism) is the first major theory of management. The core ideas of the theory were developed by Frederick Winslow Taylor in the 1880s and 1890s, and were first published in his monographs, Shop Management and The Principles of Scientific Management. However, Taylor’s effect on management thinking is undeniable.