The taylorization of Vladimir Ilich Lenin

James G. Scoville

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In 1913, Lenin's view of scientific management could only be termed scornful. By 1918, his views had changed dramatically: Importation of the Taylor system was fundamental to the success of the Revolution; without it, socialism would be impossible. I contend that the scientific claims of Taylorism meshed with Marxist claims to scientific socialism in the transformation of views.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-626
Number of pages7
JournalIndustrial Relations
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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