PREINDUSTRIAL CULTURE

  1. ATTITUDE TOWARDS RESOURCES
Owning is more critical than using resources.
  1. ATTITUDE TOWARDS ASSETS
Assets are obtained to be treasured.
  1. PRODUCTION OF GOODS
Production is static.
  1. WORK ETHICS
Ethics is quasi-redistributive. Pre-capitalist mentality, the handicraft spirit. Home industries were still prevalent.
  1. WORK DISCIPLINE
Hard work and thrift are seen as leading to economic success (Weber, 2002)[1]; „Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions." (Perry, 1909, str. 100)[2]
  1. INNOVATIVENESS
No books were written on fabric discipline, like the field of management, no teachers lectured on it, no patents were taken out relating to it. Employers did not have opportunity to learn from each other; „new ideas did not have the cachet of a new technology and did not spread“ (Pollard, 1963, str. 270) http://www.erikgfesser.com/.a/6a01156e33a2dd970c014e89a53f95970d-600wi
  1. MANAGEMENT
Contracts were long-term, reflecting the times of acute shortages of labor. The confirmation of discipline was not respected. But has perceived as a „merely a matter of the employer's character and ability“ (Pollard, 1963, str. 271)[3]; No books were written factory discipline as one of the parts of management before 1830. Relationships are depersonalized due to the need for the organization of work process in large factories.
  1. LEADERSHIP
Large groups are managed. Social structure is „integrated," as economic transactions between different groups are natural and contracts are carried out through specialized institutions.
[1] Weber, M.(2001) The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism; Routledge;  https://is.muni.cz/el/1423/podzim2013/SOC571E/um/_Routledge_Classics___Max_Weber-The_Protestant_Ethic_and_the_Spirit_of_Capitalism__Routledge_Classics_-Routledge__2001_.pdf
[2] Perry, B. (1909) Library of Little Masterpieces; Prose Essays; Vol. XII; Doubleday, Page&Company

http://djm.cc/library/Library_of_Little_Masterpieces_12_Franklin_cropped.pdf

[3] Pollard, S. ( 1963) Factory Discipline in the Industrial Revolution; The Economic History Review; Vol. 16; No. 2; No pp. 254-271; http://www.surplusvalue.org.au/Misc%20Articles%20and%20Poems/discipline.pdf