The definitive biography of the life and work of Elton Mayo (1880-1949) is the first full, accurate account of the activities and intimate life of one of Australia and America's pioneering social scientists. Mayo, who established the scientifi c study of organizational behavior, was highly infl uential in American social science and business management theory, following his work at the Harvard Business School and the Western Electric Company.

chapter 1|9 pages

Mayo Family in Adelaide, 1880–1893

chapter 2|15 pages

Early Failures, 1893–1904

chapter 3|10 pages

Education and Career, 1905–1911

chapter 4|12 pages

Early Years in Queensland, 1911–1913

chapter 5|14 pages

Career, Family, and Friends, 1914–1919

chapter 8|18 pages

Crises and Career, 1919–1921

chapter 9|27 pages

To America, 1922–1923

chapter 10|10 pages

Industrial Studies in Philadelphia

chapter 11|15 pages

Philadelphia to Harvard

chapter 14|18 pages

Mayo at the Hawthorne Works: 1928–1931

chapter 17|15 pages

Family and the Clinic: 1932–1942

chapter 18|16 pages

Collaboration: 1932–1942

chapter 19|17 pages

Personal and Political Problems: 1932–1942

chapter 20|20 pages

Last Years at Harvard: 1942–1947