TITLE

Du Pont: Pioneer in Systematic Management

AUTHOR(S)
Dale, Ernest
PUB. DATE
June 1957
SOURCE
Administrative Science Quarterly;Jun57, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper holds that the Du Pont Company has been one of the earliest and most important contributors to the advancement of systematic management. The development of this concept is traced through different stages of management—"Caesar," successorship, nonconformist, and adaptive management—beginning at the plant level of Repauno Chemical and Eastern Dynamite and rising ultimately to the administration of the entire Du Pont organization. The paper also examines the conditions of success of top-management group work at Du Pont. It finds that these conditions seem to be the result of a felicitous combination of a rationalist approach and a pragmatic approach, carried out by a carefully selected group of men.
ACCESSION #
6438551

 

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