Title

Gulick Efficiency: The Administrative Management View

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1990

Department

Management and International Business

Abstract

The works of Luther Gulick rank prominently among the contributors who influenced the modern administrative state's development. This paper examines how Gulick played a significant role during the New Deal Era in promoting administrative management in government operations. His commitment to administrative management is further explicated by how he structured efficiency of operations into his now classic organizational perspective so as to make managerial priorities inevitable. While Gulick's efficiency therefore illuminates the supremacy of management purposes, it is also critically elucidated as limiting human development and general participation among organizational employees.

Publication Title

International Journal of Public Administration

Volume

13

Issue

4

First Page

603

Last Page

619