The Human Relations Movement: Harvard Business School and the Hawthorne Experiments (1924-1933)

In the 1920s Elton Mayo, a professor of Industrial Management at Harvard Business School, and his prot‚g‚ Fritz J. Roethlisberger led a landmark study of worker behavior at Western Electric, the manufacturing arm of AT&T. Unprecedented in scale and scope, the nine-year study took place at the massive Hawthorne Works plant outside of Chicago and… Continue reading The Human Relations Movement: Harvard Business School and the Hawthorne Experiments (1924-1933)

Baker Library Preparing to Move

Baker Library Preparing to Move The Baker Library renovation and expansion project is scheduled to be completed in late spring 2005. The Baker Library staff and collections will be moving into the new Baker during the summer. Current plans call for the general collections moves to begin on June 13, 2005. To facilitate this move,… Continue reading Baker Library Preparing to Move

What is Historical Collections?

In the lobby of Baker Library there is an unassuming door with a darkened transom. Visitors bold enough to open the door often peer timidly through for an instant, before quickly fleeing the scene. Just what lurks behind this mysterious door? Some MBA students never find out. This is a pity, because behind it is… Continue reading What is Historical Collections?

Baker Library launches Women in Business website

Baker Library has just completed the first year of a project to identify the holdings on women’s history in its manuscript collections. According to Laura Linard, Director of Historical Collections at Baker Library, the project’s Web site, Unheard Voices: American Women in the Emerging Industrial and Business Age, www.library.hbs.edu/hc/unheard_voices, went online last week. Women’s history… Continue reading Baker Library launches Women in Business website