International Committee of Scientific Management

International Committee of Scientific Management, Comité International de l'Organisation Scientifique (C.I.O.S.)
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Founded: 19/6/1926
Sources: HB 1929


An Executive Committee composed of the president, three vice-presidents, one secretary-general and one secretary-general delegate, who are elected every two years. The Presidential Commission is composed of the president, the secretary-general and the secretary-general delegate.


Members in these countries

The International Committee of Scientific Management is not open to private membership. There can be only one member for each country, this member being a recognised national committee for the country. Every recognised national committee may delegate up to five members to the International Committee, the delegations having only one vote per country.
Austria , Belgium , Czechoslovakia , France , Germany , Italy , Japan , Netherlands , Poland , Romania , Spain , Sweden , Switzerland , United Kingdom , United States of America ,


To study the application of scientific management ; to organise periodical international congresses of scientific management; to co-ordinate all work done in the world for scientific management, applied to all spheres of human activities and to provide a channel for the interchanges of experiences for all persons or bodies concerned with scientific management.

General facts

As a consequence of a general wish expressed at the International Congress of Brussels 1925, the International Committee of Scientific Management was constituted in Paris on June 19th, 1926, replacing a Permanent International Delegation of Scientific Management. In January 1927, the International Committee of Scientific Management, together with the International Labour Office and the Twentieth-Century Fund of Boston, founded in Geneva the International Institute of Scientific Management. The International Committee, acting as a federation of all the different national committees formed or in formation, collaborates with the International Institute of Geneva to further applications of scientific management throughout the world.


A Bulletin is published twice or thrice a year.