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Taylor's World Conference 2015 Archive

This will be the saved content for the Taylor's World Conference that was held at Stevens Institute of Technology in September 24-25, 2015

Thursday, September 24th

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Open House & Tour of the Frederick W. Taylor Room/Archive at the Samuel C. Williams Library

  • Who: Led by Leah Loscutoff, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

  • Where: Library

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Opening Plenary & Keynote Speaker

  • Who: Simon Head, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU and Director of Programs for the New York Review  of Books Foundation

  • Where: Bissinger (Howe Center, 4th floor)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

  • What: Reception

  • Where: Babbio Atrium

Friday, September 25

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

  • Opening remarks from Library Director, Linda Beninghove

  • Where: Bissinger Room (Howe Center, 4th Floor)

9:10 AM – 10:30 AM - Session 1: Taylorism Before World War II

  • Manley R. Irwin (University of New Hampshire) “Committedto Scientific Management: Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, 1921-1924”

  • Adelheid Voskuhl ( University of Pennsylvania) “Engineers Study Taylor: Reading Experience and Theories of Modernity in the Industrial Age in Germany and the U.S.”

  • Lillie Depounti, Christos Karabatsos, Aristotle Tympas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) “Transformations of Taylorism Under Political Crises: The Greek Experience”

  • Where: Bissinger Room (Howe Center, 4th Floor)

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Morning Break

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM - Session 2: Critical Assessments

  • Chris Nyland (Monash University) “Taylorist Theorists, Marxist Practitioners and Their Critical Engagement”

  • Kyle Bruce (Macquarie University) “Activist Manager: The enduring contribution of Henry S. Dennison to management  and organization studies.”

  • Where: Bissinger Room (Howe Center, 4th Floor)

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Stevens student poster session, remarks from Dr.Lee Vinsel.

  • Where: Bissinger Room (Howe Center, 4th Floor)

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Lunch Break with Featured Speaker James E. McClellan III, Stevens Institute of Technology

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM -- Session 3: Applications of Taylorism

  • Brian Frehner (Oklahoma State University) “Taylorized Hillsides: Conserving Oil Resources Through the Application of Petroleum Geology”

  • John Alic ( Independent Consultant) “Taylorism in a Service-Centric Economy”

  • James Wilson (University of Glasgow) “The Unknown Legacy of F. W. Taylor: How Shop Management Evolved into Materials Requirements Planning”

  • Where: Bissinger Room (Howe Center, 4th Floor)

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Afternoon Break

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM -- Session 4: Taylorism in the 21st Century

  • Michael Weatherburn (Imperial College London)  “Scientific Management at Work: The True and Lasting Influence of F.W. Taylor on 21st Century British Management Practice”

  • Louis Ferleger and Matthew Lavallee (Boston University) “Frederick Winslow Taylor’s Legacy in the 21st Century

  • ” Hindy L. Schachter (New Jersey Institute of Technology) “Frederick Taylor and Contemporary Management Education” 

  • Where: Bissinger Room (Howe Center,4th Floor)

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

  • What: Final Plenary

  • Simon Head with Lee Vinsel