Papers on the Science of Administration

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Kenneth Thompson, Luther Halsey Gulick
Psychology Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 195 pages
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This edited collection includes contributions by Mary Parker Follett, Henri Fayol, James D. Mooney and Henry S. Dennison, and L. J. Henderson, T. N. Whitehead and Elton Mayo. The paper by Henderson, Whitehead and Mayo discusses the findings of the Hawthorne experiments. Whilst admiring the pioneering work of Taylor, these authors criticize scientific management on the grounds that it does not study the facts of human organization. The Hawthorne experiments revealed the importance of spontaneous social organization of the work group into a micro-social system.

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Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick founded the Camp Fire Girls in 1910, along with his wife and a small gorup of educators. A sister organization to the Boy Scouts of America, the Camp Fire Girls were incorprated in 1912. Gulick, an advocate of physical fitness for young people, also had a role in helping found the Boy Scouts of America and played an importatnt part in the early development of the YMCA.