"Re-engineering" and Michael Hammer
Barry A. Popik
Bapopik at AOL.COM
Sun May 9 00:16:34 UTC 1999
This was in the New York Times, 7 May 1999, Business Day, pg. C1, col.
2, in a story by Claudia H. Deutsch:
But listen to Michael Hammer, the consultant in Cambridge, Mass., who
coined the term "re-engineering" and is the architect of the "process
organization," which turns corporate hierarchies on their ear.
(Only one ear for all those hierarchies?--ed.)
Coined "re-engineering," huh? A quick check of ProQuest shows
"re-engineering" back to at least 1978! DOESN'T ANYONE CHECK??
Michael Hammer authored these books:
REENGINEERING THE CORPORATION: A MANIFESTO FOR BUSINESS REVOLUTION (1993)
BEYOND REENGINEERING: HOW THE PROCESS-CENTERED ORGANIZATION IS CHANGING OUR
WORK AND LIVES (1996)
A TIME magazine profile on 17 June 1996 credits Hammer's 1993 book for
However, "re-engineering" appears in "Going Beyond the Buzzwords," BANK
SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY, December 1992.
"Re-engineering" is also in "Required Reading: Technospeak: A Survival
Guide for Bankers," AMERICAN BANKER, 29 December 1992.
There are other citations, but you get the point. He didn't "coin" an
"The New York Times--Expect the World!"
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