“Scientific Management” and Management Science Today

Venue: Szeged

Location: Szeged, Hungary

Event Date/Time: Nov 04, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 05, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 03, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 09, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2011
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On the 100th anniversary of Frederick Winslow Taylor’s publication of “Principles of Scientific Management”, the University of Szeged, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration will organize an international conference. Taylorism, since its introduction hundred years ago, generated heated debates and controversies with numerous supporters and criticizers. Taylor intended to use his scientific model for the benefit of all concerned parties. However, his famous line, namely that even an intelligent gorilla could be trained to do Schmidt’s job, actually refers to the dehumanization of the human work.

A range of questions hence arise, such as: Why Taylor’s ideas are coming up on the current management agenda? What arguments are brought up by Neotaylorism? Which of Taylor’s contributions still stand scientifically, and which ones should be unlearned by today’s researchers and practitioners? What are the new approaches that we need to focus on?

If you wish to join us to think about management science of the 21st century, you are welcome to participate at our conference.

The languages of the conference are English and Hungarian. Papers from all areas of management sciences are appreciated.

Selected English language papers will be published in the internationally indexed conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference.

Main Topics


Organization Theory
Organizations: from pyramids to networks
The sociology of organizations
Organizational performance assessment
Organizational psychology

Cultural and behavioural issues

Environmental and sustainability concerns
Corporate social responsibility
Organizational culture
Leadership and motivation
Managing cultural diversity

Management practice

Human resources management
Quality management
Strategic management
Management consulting
Management competences; development and use
Knowledge management
Project management
Methodology issues
Education issues