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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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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Manufacturing Rationality
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Yehouda Shenhav

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0001

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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