The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
| Editors: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Tarbell, Ida Minerva (1857–1944)

  • Alice H. Amsden
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In a profession where women have been denied the liberties of expression otherwise permitted to men of lesser quality, Ida M. Tarbell made her mark as an economic journalist. She had a keen sense of ethical issues, but regrettably, her blend of reformism and conservatism was sometimes bewildering.


Fordism Industrial relations Marginalism Scientific management Tarbell, I. M. Taylorism 

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  • Alice H. Amsden
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