Die Entwicklung des modernen Begriffs von der Arbeitsproduktivität. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der deutschen Betriebswirtschaftslehre

  • The development of the modern concept of labour productivity. A contribution to German Business Economics history. The starting point of this article is the reduced output in German factories in the early 1920s, which employers attributed solely to workers’ inefficiency. This was possible because of the long standing lack of a common definition for productivity, particularly in the German-speaking area. This was not the result of historicism, but rather the lack of interdisciplinary and international engagement by German business economics. After World War II international research then provided an unambiguous definition related to a clear concept: that capital is of vital importance for productivity and that therefore a straightforward relationship between output and workers’ efficiency is non-existent.

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Author:Heike Knortz
URL:http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/sites/default/files/medien/material/2009-2/Knortz_2010.pdf
Parent Title (German):Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte
Document Type:Journal Article
Language:German
Date of Publication (online):2014/02/12
Date of first Publication:2010/01/01
Release Date:2014/02/12
Volume:55
First Page:31
Last Page:51
ZZF Regional-Classification:Europa / Westeuropa / Deutschland
ZZF Topic-Classification:Wirtschaft
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Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:2/2009 Fordismus 2/2009 / Zum Thema
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen