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Manufacturing RationalityThe Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution$
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Yehouda Shenhav

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250004

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Manufacturing Rationality

Yehouda Shenhav

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer an alternative historical analysis of the evolution of managerial rationality as a contested ideology and practice. It discusses the idiosyncratic nature of American managerial thought, a meta-analysis of the managerial revolution, and the instrumentalization of American management. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   managerial rationality, management history, American managerial thought, managerial revolution, American management

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