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Management Theorists & Consultants
Chris Argyris (1923-2013): Topic
US psychologist and social scientist, who has defined and promoted management theories and strategies for workplace learning and performance.
Peter Drucker (1909-2005): Topic
Austrian-born management expert, who emigrated to the USA in 1937 and worked as an economist and political scientist before starting a career as a professor of management in 1950.
Gary Hamel (1954- ): Topic
US management consultant and academic. After teaching at the London Business School for ten years from 1983, he moved back to California to found Strategos, an international consulting firm specializing in strategy.
James McKinsey (1889-1937): Topic
US management consultant and founder of the global company McKinsey & Co. He was a university professor and a member of an accountancy practice when he founded McKinsey in 1926 to give financial and management advice to corporations.
Michael Porter (1947- ): Topic
Leading authority on competitive strategy. Michael Porter is a university professor at Harvard Business School, and an influential thinker on management strategy and economics. His ideas on strategy have become the basis for the required strategy course at the Harvard Business School, and his work is taught in virtually every business school around the world.
Edgar Schein (1928- ): Topic
Throughout his career Schein has been concerned to clarify the relationship between the individual and the organization. His early work has its origins in his observations of Chinese Communists' methods of indoctrination in the Korean War.
Frederick Taylor (1856-1915): Topic
US engineer, management consultant, and the founder of scientific management.
Fred Fiedler (1922-2017): Topic
Although his initial training at the University of Chicago was in clinical psychology, Fiedler has always been interested in industrial and organizational psychology.
Francis Galton (1822-1911): Topic
Francis Galton was born into a Quaker family with considerable wealth acquired first from trade as gun manufacturers and more recently from banking.
Abraham Maslow (1908-1970): Topic
US psychologist. A professor at Brooklyn College (1937-51) and Brandeis University (1951-61), he is regarded as the founder of humanistic psychology.
David McClelland (1917-1998): Topic
David McClelland is the founder and chairman of the Board of MoBer and Co. and Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His forty years of research have resulted in an internationally recognized theory of human motivation.
Victor Vroom (1932- )
From BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource
Canadian academic. An authority on the psychological analysis of behavior in organizations, whose work includes contributions on motivation, leadership styles, and decision making. He described his expectancy theory in Work and Motivation (1964).