Der Faktor Mensch und das Management: Führungsstile und Machtbeziehungen im industriellen Betrieb des 20. Jahrhunderts

  • Early twentieth-century managers identified the human factor in industry as one of the crucial problems of their time. This article reviews recent research on the development from unsystematic labour management to human resources management. Current studies transcend the well-known labour process debate, which focussed on management’s intent to control workers.Growing concern is laid on the fact that some early twentieth-century employers already practised strategies, which are characteristic of post-Fordism, e. g. that it would be more important to utilise individuals than control them with discipline. Studies on scientific management, social engineering, and the human relations approach are reviewed. Furthermore, I shall discuss the question which ones of these concepts were in fact adapted on work floor level. However, it has been proved that regimes of workforce government due to the power of foremen and supervisors were partly independent of higher management’s strategies.

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Author:Karsten Uhl
Parent Title (German):Neue Politische Literatur
Document Type:Journal Article
Date of Publication (online):2014/02/12
Date of first Publication:2010/01/01
Release Date:2014/02/12
First Page:233
Last Page:254
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Topic-Classification:Wirtschaft
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