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Control through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management

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A superb historical analysis of the philosophical and technological forces that led to the development of communication genres and processes in the modern American corporation.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published June 1st 1989)
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Mark Bowles
A. Her book is a study of the role of communication, particurally the technology of written communication, in systematic management
B. Introduction
1. Past Studies
a) In the past the evolution of communication has recieved little attention from historians
b) Business historians have studied specific business functions like accounting
c) Historians of technology have studied the invention of communication technologies like the telegraph
2. Thesis
a) This book focuses on the evolution of the communicatio...more
Okay, if you can get past the unfortunate title (I don't know who thought that was a good idea...) this book is quite interesting - I read it for a class in graduate school, and I particularly enjoyed the sections describing the history of office organization, i.e. the type writer, the filing cabinets, etc.
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