The Role of Scientific Management in Rural Electrification: Morris L. Cooke's Quest for a Better Society

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Randall Dupont

Louisiana State University at Alexandria

Date Written: January 2, 2000

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dupont, Randall, The Role of Scientific Management in Rural Electrification: Morris L. Cooke's Quest for a Better Society (January 2, 2000). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711780 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2711780

Randall Dupont (Contact Author)

Louisiana State University at Alexandria ( email )

Alexandria, LA
United States

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