Oliver Sheldon

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Oliver Sheldon (13 July 1894 – 7 August 1951) was a British businessman and organizational theorist, who was director of the Rowntree Company in York, in the UK. He wrote on principles of public administration and business administration in the 1920s.


  • Industry shares a need common to every social enterprise from church to guild, municipality to empire, war to university.
    • Oliver Sheldon. Philosophy of Management. London: Isaac Pitman and Sons; 1930, p. 33. As cited in Albert Lepawsky (1949), Administration, p. 8

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