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International Scientific Management

    Naturevolume 134page769 (1934) | Download Citation



    IT is now ten years since the first international conference was held in Prague at which papers dealing with various aspects of scientific management were read. That the intervening period has not been barren of results is the opinion of numerous European and American engineers and men of science who have contributed to the volume, “After Ten Years” (“Po desiti letech”), which has just been issued by the Masaryk Academy of Work under the editorship of Dr. S. Spacek, the Czechoslovak engineer who presided at the inaugural meeting in 1924. The next conference is to be held in London during July 1935, and will be under the auspices of the Federation of British Industries. In view of the many remarkable changes in outlook concerning industrial manage ment, this conference should prove of considerable interest. One authority refers to the fact that scientific management was originally concerned exclusively with output by employees, whereas to-day attention is being focused upon wasteful administra tive methods. It is considered, that there is scope for much improvement in this direction.

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