The Surprisingly Colourful History of Performance Indicators
Looks at the historical background that led to the use of Pis and splits this into five phases: I: Nineteenth Century Origins, II: The Cult of Efficiency & Taylorism, III: Behaviourist Social Science, Electronics, Accountancy, & the Dream of Organizational Control, IV: Systems Theory & Management Fads, and V: Performance Indicators at Last
WILLIAM BRUNEAU teaches in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is a specialist in university history and post-Confederation Canada
Donald C. Savage
DONALD C. SAVAGE is a consultant in higher education, Former Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and an adjunct professor of history at Concordia University in Montreal.