INTRODUCTION

On the morning of February 17, 1915, four men met in an office in Watertown Arsenal, on the left bank of the Charles River, a few miles west of Boston. One of the men was the commanding officer of the arsenal, Colonel C. B. Wheeler, a career Army officer. The other three were civilians: Robert G. Va...

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Published in: Scientific Management in Action p. 3
Main Author: HUGH G. J. AITKEN
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Princeton University Press 07-01-2014
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Summary: On the morning of February 17, 1915, four men met in an office in Watertown Arsenal, on the left bank of the Charles River, a few miles west of Boston. One of the men was the commanding officer of the arsenal, Colonel C. B. Wheeler, a career Army officer. The other three were civilians: Robert G. Valentine, once instructor in English at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and more recently Commissioner of Indian Affairs and chairman of the Massachusetts Minimum Wage Board, at this time a management consultant in private practice; John P. Frey, vice-president of die International Molders’ Union and