William Henry Leffingwell

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William Henry Leffingwell (1876-1934) was an American management author, and the founder of National Office Management Association. He was trained as a stenographer and "applied scientific management to the office."[1]

Throughout the 1920s, Leffingwell was a key figure in the Taylor Society.

Along with F.W. Taylor, Lyndall Urwick, and others, Leffingwell was subjected to attack by Harry Braverman in Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century (1974).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanigel, Robert. "Taylor-made.(19th-century efficiency expert Frederick Taylor)" (PDF). Gale Group. p. 4. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Braverman, Harry (January 1998). Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. New York: Monthly Review Press. ISBN 0-85345-940-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Lyndall Urwick, The Golden Book of Management: A Historical Record of the Life and Work of Seventy Pioneers (1956)