The Role of Scientific Management in Rural Electrification: Morris L. Cooke's Quest for a Better Society
8 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 2, 2000
Morris L. Cooke, a disciple of Frederick W. Taylor, is widely known for his work with municipal organizations. However, few know he is also regarded as the father of rural electrification in the United States. This paper examines Cooke’s struggle for rural electrification and the significant role Scientific Management had in developing and accomplishing his vision for a better society.
Keywords: Morris L. Cooke, Scientific Management, Rural Electrification Administration, rural electrification
JEL Classification: L94, I38, N42, O25, N12, N82, M10
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