Henry Ford and His Legacy: An American Prometheus

  • Jeffrey MuldoonEmail author
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The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the complicated life and history of Henry Ford. While Ford was an engineering genius, his ignorance of politics, incomplete management philosophy and drive to be independent nearly destroyed his legacy. His life, career, management style, relationships with Alfred Sloan and Taylorism are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emporia State UniversityEmporiaUSA

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