Primer of Scientific Management.

New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1912. First edition. 7.5" x 5". 108pp., plus 43pp. ads. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Bookplate of William Smith McClellan, else near fine condition. Gilbreth and his wife Lillian were American engineers, consultants, and authors known as early advocates of scientific management. Frank is perhaps best known as the father and central figure of the charming book and movie Cheaper by the Dozen. In the film version Clifton Webb portrayed Gilbreth and Myrna Loy portrayed Lillian Gilbreth. The Gilbreths' approach to scientific management became known as time and motion study, a pioneering approach which sought to make processes more efficient by reducing the motions involved. The Gilbreth's saw their approach as more concerned with workers' welfare than Frederick Winslow Taylor's 'stopwatch' theory, which workers themselves often perceived as concerned mainly with profit. Item #28765

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