Henri Fayol: Administration Industrielle et Générale — a re-interpretation
The English translation of this book presents Fayol primarily as a writer on industrial management. In this paper, alternative translations of a number of key terms are proposed. Their acceptance would show Fayol to have been concerned with the development of a philosophy of administration in a much wider sense than the translation suggests. Mr. Brodie is on the staff of the Administrative Staff College, Henley.