Taylorism and the Universality and Objectivity of Capitalist Management Techniques in the Context of Market

Sener H. E.

AMME IDARESI DERGISI, vol.46, no.4, pp.93-106, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-106
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article investigates whether management techniques are universal or not, and whether capitalist means can be employed for socialist ends. Capitalist tools refer to Taylorism at the micro-level, and market at the macro-level. It will be discussed how the Soviet Union's use. of Taylorism is legitimated with reference to V.I. Lenin, and how socialist use of markets is legitimated with reference to market socialists. According to this article, neither Taylorism nor market is universal and objective though they have been used for different purposes. In order to use these tools for a different aim, primarily the nature of these tools must be changed and adjusted to the relevant aim. Moreover, even at this point, their implementation would still be problematic..