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    Frederick Winslow Taylor. The Principles of Scientific Management. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1911.

    First edition. Octavo. 77 pages. "This special edition printed in February 1911 for confidential circulation among the members for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the compliments of the author."

    Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt spine. Spine ends chipped. Light wear to extremities. Front hinge starting. Scattered foxing. Very good.

    Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) is considered to be the father of "scientific management" (now known as "time and motion study"). His system to increase efficiency transformed factory production and had a profound impact on modern management philosophy and technique. This is the scarce private first printing of his important and influential treatise on business management theory, a theory that continues to resonate today.

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