Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1868-07-07
Death 1924-06-14
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Engineer, contractor and author.

From the description of Papers of Frank Bunker Gilbreth, circa 1910-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067900

Frank Bunker Gilbreth had no formal education beyond high school but he rose from bricklayer, to building contractor, to management engineer in a few short years. He and his wife Lillian Moller Gilbreth collaborated to develop ways to increase output of workers in manufacturing and clerical positions, as pioneers in the field of industrial engineering. They often used their large family as guinea pigs for their experiments, which are lovingly detailed in the 1948 book “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Purdue University holds most of the Gilbreth Papers.

From the guide to the Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth Collection, 1962-1972, (Special Collections)

Frank B. Gilbreth (1868-1924) and Lillian M. Gilbreth (1878-1972), researchers in time management and motion study.

From the description of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth library of management, 1845-1941 (bulk 1906-1924). (Purdue University Library). WorldCat record id: 74330357

Pioneers in industrial management and engineering.

From the description of Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Gilbreth collection, 1962-1972. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 24096102

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Subjects:

  • Motion study
  • Work techniques studies
  • Women engineers
  • Factory management
  • Industrial management
  • Management studies
  • Industrial engineering
  • Psychology, Industrial
  • Time and motion studies
  • Time management

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  • Authors
  • Contractors
  • Engineers

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