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ROWNTREE (B. Seebohm): The Human Factor in Business,
First Edition, ix, 176pp 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth with paper label, London, Longman, 1921. PHOTOGRAPH SENT ON REQUEST. "Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1871-1954) was the British management movement's greatest pioneer... Rowntree led the way in the York Works towards a new conception of successful joint consultation, setting out this conception in his book The Human Factor in Business (1921). He was a greater influence than any other business man of his time towards guiding his country to a wider, wiser and more enlightened view of the task of business leadership."-Urwick, p.155ff. His father, Joseph, took the view that his employees should "never merely be regarded as cogs in an industrial machine, but rather as fellow workers in a great industry", and applying his Quaker beliefs to capitalist enterprise endeavoured to develop his business as a trust. In the twentieth century the firm became a leader in the field of scientific management and industrial welfare. Seebohm Rowntree was its first labour director; the eight-hour day was introduced in 1896, a pension scheme in 1906; a works doctor was appointed in 1904. To deal with the problems of employing large numbers of women, "social helpers" were recruited as early as 1891 under Seebohm's direction they ultimately became members of a full-fledged labour department. Works councils were set up in 1919 and in the same year a 44-hour five-day week was introduced; profit-sharing was introduced in 1923; a psychological department was set up in 1922. During the WW1 he was director of the welfare department of the Ministry of Munitions (1915-18) and a member of the Reconstruction Committee in 1917. (Book ref. 20778)   £120.00
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TAYLOR (Frederick Winslow): The Principles of Scientific Management,
First Trade Edition, 144pp tall 8vo, a good copy in original cloth, New York, Harper, 1911. Photograph available on request. See Printing and the Mind of Man, #403; "F. W. Taylor, an engineer in the Bethlehem Steel Works in Philadelphia, was the originator of what he called scientific management, now known as time and motion study. His system was based on what he estimated to be a fair day's work and the best means of ensuring such a standard of production. He was interested in any factor that hindered or helped in attaining this end, and besides studying factory conditions and methods in great detail he was responsible for fundamental changes in machinery and machine tools. The main lines of approach to increased efficiency were standardizing processes and machines, time and motion study, and payment by results, all of which have been welcomed in the USSR, where Stakhanovism is virtually Taylorism renamed, and in Germany, where the Principles was translated and achieved a wide circulation (thirty-one thousand copies sold by 1922). The adoption of his methods there contributed notably to the speedy recovery of German production after the First World War." -Printing and the Mind of Man. This is the very first treatise on what is now called time and motion study - a way of systematizing production while controlling costs. From years of observations and study of manufacturing conditions and methods, Taylor evolved a theory that by scientific study of every minute step and operation in a manufacturing plant, data could be obtained as to the fair and reasonable production capacities of both man and machine. The application of such data, he argued, would eventually abolish the antagonisms between employer and employee, and bring about greatly increased efficiency. In addition Taylor worked out a comprehensive system of analysis, classification, and symbolization for use in the study of every type of manufacturing operation. See; Larson, Guide to Business History (1964) 2661. (Book ref. 11910)   £240.00
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TAYLOR (Frederick Winslow): Shop Management, with an Introduction by Henry R. Towne,
First Edition in book form, 207pp 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth, New York, Harper, 1911. Photograph available on request. Along with the Principles of Scientific Management this is Taylor's other seminal publication - taken together they also stand out as his most famous books; of the two this one is far rarer. The present work - the text of which appeared first as a paper for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1903 - firmly establishes scientific management in the workshop. "The conclusions [of this book] constitute in effect the foundations for a new science - ‘The Science of Industrial Management.' As in the case of constructive work the ideal engineer is he who does the best work at the lowest cost, so also, in the case of industrial operations, the best manager is he who organises the forces under his control that each individual shall work at his best efficiency and shall be compensated accordingly. Dr Taylor has demonstrated conclusively that, to accomplish this, it is essential to segregate the planning of the work from its execution; to employ for the former trained experts possessing the right mental equipment, and for the latter men having the right physical equipment for their respective tasks and being receptive of expert guidance in their performance..." -foreword, p.9-10. (Book ref. 18809)   £140.00
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HENDERSON ( Richard I.); SUOJANEN (Waino): The Operating Manager an Integrative Approach,
First Edition, 369pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1974. (Book ref. 19811)   £12.00
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Butler, W. H. and P. M. Newberne (eds.):: Mouse Hepatic Neoplasia, Proceedings of a Workshop held at the HTS Management centre, 1974,
First Edition, with numerous plates and illustrations, good clean copy in original boards, Amsterdam / Oxford / New York, Elsevier, 1975. (Book ref. 19809)   £15.00
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ARGYRIS (Chris): Integrating the Individual and the Organization,
third printing (best edition; now with additional material) xii, 330pp royal octavo, a very good copy in original paperback,New Brunswick, Transaction Publishers, 1995. (Book ref. 19810)   £12.00
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STOREY (John): New Perspectives on Human Resource Management,
reprint, 205pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original paperback, London, Routledge, 1993. (Book ref. 19755)   £8.00
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DE JONG (H. W.): The Structure of European Industry (Studies in Industrial Organization),
second revised edition, 394pp, a very good copy in original paperback, Dordrecht/ Boston / London, 1988. (Book ref. 19736)   £12.00
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BUTCHER (Tony): Delivering Welfare: The Governance of the Social Services in the 1990s (Public Policy and Management),
First Edition, 190pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original paperback, Buckingham, Open University Press, 1995. (Book ref. 19763)   £8.00
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YOUNG (Peter): Premium Business: A History of General Accident [insurance company],
First Edition, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Granta Editions, Cambridge, 1999. (Book ref. 19723)   £8.00
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TORRINGTON (Derek, with others): Management Methods,
First Edition, 210pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original paperback, London, Institute of Personnel Management, 1985. (Book ref. 19728)   £8.00
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THOMAS (H. A.): Automation for Management,
First Edition, 266pp quarto, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Gower Press, 1969. (Book ref. 19715)   £14.00
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MALONE (MIchael): Discrimination Law: A Practical Guide for Management,
First Edition, 274pp tall octavo, from the House of Commons Library with bookplate and withdrawal stamp, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Kogan Page, 1993. (Book ref. 19734)   £12.00
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HELD (David); McGREW (Anthony); GOLDBLATT (David); PERRATON (Jonathan): Global Transformations; Politics, Economics and Culture.
reprint, 515pp small folio, a very good copy in original paperback, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1999. This widely acclaimed book throws new light on the complex processes that are reshaping the contemporary world. All too often debates about globalization - and about whether it implies the end of the nation-state - have descended into polemics and confusion. Global Transformations overcomes these difficulties. Based on many years of original research, it maps the shape and scope of globalization and provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, presenting its material in a clear and accessible way. The volume clarifies the notion of globalization, and places contemporary developments in a historical context. It provides detailed accounts of how the current phase of globalization is transforming modern societies in the areas of politics, economics, culture and communication, migration, environmental issues, law and military affairs. Drawing on a unique collection of data, the historical process of change in each of these spheres is spelt out. Throughout the book the authors bring out the implications of globalization for the sovereignty and autonomy of states and for the practice of modern politics and democracy. This is the most systematic account available of the process of globalization. It will be illuminating not only to academics and students, but also to policy-makers, managers, and all those interested in the profound transformations affecting societies today. (Book ref. 19688)   £18.00
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GRAY (S. J.): Information Disclosure and the Multinational Corporation (Wiley/IRM Series on Multinationals)
First Edition, 236pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original printed boards, ex Department of Trade and Industry Library, Chichester, Wiley, 1984. (Book ref. 19695)   £12.00
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GARDNER (Nick): A Guide to United Kingdom and European Union Competition Policy,
second edition, 227pp tall octavo, from the House of Commons Library with stamp and cancle, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Macmillan, 1996. Dealing with competition policy from the standpoint of a business executive, this work summarizes the authorities' treatment of various practices, as well as an overview of anti-trust compliance, and a guide to useful sources of further information. (Book ref. 19706)   £12.00
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BENTLEY (Trevor J. editor): The Management Services Handbook,
First Edition, 527pp small thick folio, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Holt / Institute of Management Services, 1984. A collection of 45 authoritative essays on management in all aspects - including one on scientific management. (Book ref. 19687)   £20.00
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BENSON (Edward): The Law of Industrial Conflict,
First Edition, 273pp octavo, from the House of Commons Library with stamp and cancel, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Industrial relations in Practice series, London, Macmillan, 1988. (Book ref. 19708)   £12.00
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Lorsch, Jay William; Maciver, Elizabeth: Pawns or Potentates: The Reality of America's Corporate Boards,
First Edition, 200pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Boston, Harvard Business School, 1989. (Book ref. 19650)   £8.00
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Hendry, John; Eccles, Tony;: European Cases in Strategic Management,
second reprint of the first edition, 431pp small quarto, a few library marks but a very good copy in original hardback, London, Chapman and Hall, 1994. (Book ref. 19644)   £12.00
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