assignment 3 - Econ 331 Assignments 3 and 4 Organization of...

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Econ 331 Assignments 3 and 4 – Organization of American Industry – Voorheis, Spring 2008 You can answer all of the questions, or a partial set to get feedback before the exam, if you turn them in by the due date. You can instead turn them all in at the exam. Turn your questions in during class, or to econ331@econs.umass.edu . If you are done with them before the due date, we would be happy to look at them early. Electronic versions are preferred…embedded in the email is fine and will assure we can read the document. Assignment 3: Due Wednesday April 2 nd , or by exam (email to econ331@econs.umass.edu ). 1. What are the four principles of Scientific Management (Taylorism)? Give a brief analysis. (Best 2, Waring) The four scientific management principles are: 1. replace rule of themb work methds with scientific study of tasks. 2. cooperate with workers so that scientifically developed methods are followed and practiced. 3. Split work fairly between the workers and managers, so that scientific planning is applied in necessary areas. 4. Select employees with consideration towards there training, development, and scientifically select them so that they learn through method and not trial and error. 2. Taylorism had as one of its goals the end of class conflict…why was this supposed to be an outcome? Explain how instead, class conflict was a problem with Taylorism. Scientific management was arousing the class conflict it had been designed to avoid”
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MGMT 330 taught by Professor Porschitz during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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