Manufacturing the Employee: Management Knowledge from the 19th to 21st Centuries

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SAGE Publications, Feb 27, 1996 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Contemporary thinking about management is still frequently presented as a set of universal, eternal verities. In this fascinating book Roy Jacques presents a discursive history of industrial work relationships in the United States which powerfully demonstrates that they are not.

A central concern is to show that current `common-sense' in management forms an historically and culturally specific way of thinking about work and society which is often inappropriate for `managing for the twenty-first century'. The author is equally interested in revealing the cultural basis for American management ideas, currently exported round the world as an objective science, disconnected from its cultural and historical roots.

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Contents

Managing for the Next Century or the Last?
1
Federalist Reality the Prehistory of Management
21
The Demise of Federalist Reality the Birth of a Nation
42
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About the author (1996)

Roy Jacques is an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Psychology doctoral programme at the California School of Professional Psychology.

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