Classical management control in contemporary management and accounting: The persistence of Taylor and Fayol's world

Parker, L. D. and Lewis, N. R. (1995) Classical management control in contemporary management and accounting: The persistence of Taylor and Fayol's world. Accounting, Business and Financial History, 5(2), pp. 211-236. (doi:10.1080/09585209500000040)

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Abstract

This paper draws parallels between the contemporary concerns and foci of business and governments in today's international environment and those pertaining at the time of Frederick Taylor and Henri Fayol, founders of the classical management approach to control. The persistence and revived profile of the classical management model of control is linked to contemporary Western management's economic rationalism. The genesis of this model of control is explored via its founders’ personal backgrounds and industrial environments. Our contemporary classical approach to control is thus held up as a reflection of this earlier genesis.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Parker, Lee
Authors: Parker, L. D., and Lewis, N. R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Accounting, Business and Financial History
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0958-5206
ISSN (Online):1466-4275
Published Online:28 July 2006

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