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Listing of people[edit]

Fifty key figures in management (2004)[edit]

  • Source: Witzel, Morgen. Fifty key figures in management. Routledge, 2004.

Forbes: The Most Influential Management Gurus (2009)[edit]

  1. C.K. Prahalad (1) India/U.S. University of Michigan Academic
  2. Malcolm Gladwell (18) Canada New Yorker Columnist
  3. Paul Krugman - U.S. Princeton Academic
  4. Steve Jobs (29) U.S. CEO of Apple
  5. W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne 6 Korea/U.S. Insead Academics
  6. Muhammad Yunus - Bangladesh Founder of Grameen Bank, Economist
  7. Bill Gates (2) U.S. Founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist
  8. Richard Branson (9) U.K. Founder of Virgin, Entrepreneur
  9. Philip Kotler (11) U.S. Northwestern University Academic
  10. Gary Hamel (5) U.S. Co-founder Mlab, Consultant
  11. Michael Porter (4) U.S. Harvard Academic
  12. Ratan Tata - India Chairman of Tata
  13. Ram Charan (22) India Executive Coach
  14. Marshall Goldsmith (34) U.S. Executive Coach
  15. S.Kris Gopalakrishnan - India Co-founder and CEO of Infosys
  16. Howard Gardner (39) U.S. Harvard Academic
  17. Jim Collins (10) U.S. Consultant
  18. Lynda Gratton (19) U.K. London Business School Academic
  19. Tom Peters (7) U.S. Consultant
  20. Jack Welch (8) U.S. Retired Executive
  21. Eric Schmidt - U.S. CEO of Google
  22. Joseph Stiglitz - U.S. Columbia Academic
  23. Kjell Nordstrom & Jonas Ridderstrale (13) Sweden Speakers and Academics
  24. Vijay Govindarajan (23) India/U.S. Academic in Residence for GE
  25. Marcus Buckingham (38) U.K. Speaker
26 Richard D’Aveni (46) U.S. Dartmouth Academic
27 Rosabeth Moss Kanter (28) U.S. Harvard Academic
28 Clayton Christensen (25) U.S. Harvard Academic
29 Stephen Covey (15) U.S. Speaker and Author
30 Thomas Friedman (26) U.S. New York Times Columnist
31 David Ulrich (42) U.S. University of Michigan Academic
32 Roger Martin - Canada Dean of University of Toronto Rotman School
33 Henry Mintzberg (16) Canada McGill Academic
34 Daniel Goleman (37) U.S. Author and Consultant
35 Chris Anderson - U.S. Wired Editor-in-chief
36 Warren Bennis (24) U.S. University of Southern California Academic
37 Robert Kaplan & David Norton (12) U.S. Consultants
38 Jeff Immelt (31) U.S. CEO of General Electric
39 Don Tapscott - Canada Consultant
40 Nassim Taleb - Lebanon Academic
41 John Kotter (30) U.S. Harvard Academic
42 Niall Ferguson - U.K. Harvard and Oxford Academic
43 Charles Handy (14) Ireland Author
44 Rakesh Khurana (45) India/U.S. Harvard Academic
45 Manfred Kets De Vries - Holland Insead Academic
46 Tammy Erickson - U.S. Author and Consultant
47 Costas Markides (44) Cyprus London Business School Academic
48 Barbara Kellerman - U.S. Harvard Academic
49 Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones 32 U.K. Academics
50 Jimmy Wales - U.S. Co-founder of Wikipedia

Listing of Management publications[edit]

The 25 Most influential management books of the 20th century (2001)[edit]

  • The 25 Most influential management books of the 20th century
  1. Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management (1911)
  2. Chester I. Barnard, The Functions of the Executive (1938)
  3. Peter F. Drucker, The practice of Management (1954)
  4. Douglas McGregor, The Human Side of Enterprise (1960)
  5. Herbert A. Simon, Administrative Behavior: A Study of Decision-making Processes in Administrative Organization. With a Foreword by Chester I. Barnard (1947)
  6. Paul R. Lawrence and Jay W. Lorsch, Organization and environment: Managing differentiation and integration (1967).
  7. James G. March and Herbert A. Simon. Organizations. (1958).
  8. Abraham H. Maslow, Motivation and personality (1954)
  9. Michael E. Porter, Competitive strategy: Techniques for analyzing industries and competitors (1980)
  10. Fritz J. Roethlisberger and William J. Dickson, Management and the Worker (1939)
  11. Alfred D. Chandler. Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise (1962)
  12. Richard M. Cyert, and James G. March. A behavioral theory of the firm (1961).
  13. Max Weber, The theory of social and economic organization, 1922
  14. Daniel Katz and Robert L. Kahn. The social psychology of organizations, (1978).
  15. Chris Argyris Personality and organization; the conflict between system and the individual, (1957)
  16. Henri Fayol General and Industrial Management (1916)
  17. Rensis Likert New Patterns of Management (1961)
  18. Joan Woodward Industrial Organization: Theory and practice, (1965)
  19. Elton Mayo The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilisation, (1933)
  20. Tom Burns The Management of Innovation (1961)
  21. W. Edwards Deming Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position (1982)
  22. James D. Thompson Organization in Action (1967)
  23. George C. Homans The Human group (1950)
  24. David C. McClelland The Archiving Society (1961)
  25. Frederick Herzberg Bernard Mausner and Barbara B. Snyderman The motivation to work, (1959)

Most Influential Management Books (2002)[edit]

  • Most Influential Management Books
Rank Title. Author(s). Publisher, Year. Genre
  1. In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies. Thomas Peters, Robert H. Waterman. HarperCollins, 1982. Management
  2. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras. HarperCollins, 1994. Management
  3. Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution. Michael Hammer, James A. Champy. HarperCollins, 1993. Management
  4. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco. Bryan Burrough, John Helyar. HarperCollins, 1990. Narrative
  5. Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance. Michael E. Porter. Free Press. 1998 Management
  6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Malcolm Gladwell. Little Brown, 2000. Narrative
  7. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers. Geoffrey A. Moore. HarperBusiness, 1999. Management
  8. The House of Morgan. Ron Chernow. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990. Biography
  9. The Six Sigma Way. Peter S. Pande et al, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh. McGraw-Hill, 2000. Management.
  10. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. Stephen R. Covey. Simon & Schuster, 1990. Management
  11. Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton, 1989. Narrative
  12. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. Clayton M. Christensen. Harvard Business School Press, 1997. Management
  13. Japan Inc. Shotaro Ishinomori. University of California Press, 1988. Management
  14. Den of Thieves. James B. Stewart. Simon & Schuster, 1991. Narrative
  15. The Essential Drucker. Peter F. Drucker. HarperBusiness, 2001. Management
  16. Competing for the Future. Gary Hamel, C. K. Prahalad. Harvard Business School Press, 1994. Management
  17. The Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor. Robert G. Hagstrom. John Wiley & Sons, 1991. Investing
  18. Jack: Straight from the Gut. Jack Welch, John A. Byrne. Warner, 2001. Biography
  19. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. James Collins. HarperCollins, 2001. Management
  20. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story. Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton, 2000. Narrative

25 Best Business Books Ever (2008)[edit]

25. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1991
24. The Functions of the Executive by Chester I. Barnard, 1968
23. The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor, 1911
22. The Human Side of Enterprise Douglas McGregor, 1960
21. Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise by Alfred D. Chandler, 1962
20. Organizational Culture and Leadership by Edgar H. Stein 1992
19. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowieki, 2004
18. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L Friedman, 2005
17. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, 1990
16. My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., 1963
15. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge, 1990
14. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don’t Work and What to Do about It by Michael E. Gerber, 1985
13. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, 2000
12. Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad, 1994
11. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins, 2001
10. Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming, 1982
9. Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution by Michael Hammer and James Champy, 1993
8. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras, 1994
7. The Practice of Management. by Peter F. Drucker, 1954
6. Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter, 1980
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey, 1989
4. The One-Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, 1981
3. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, 1937
2. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen, 1997
1. In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr., 1982
Sources: Perseus Publishing’s The Best Business Books Ever: The 100 Most Influential Management Books You’ll Never Have Time to Read, Forbes, Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, a variety of lists located around the Web, and our own subjective reading experiences;

Sources of inspiration for organization theory[edit]

PREHISTORY 1900-1950’s
MODERN 1960’s & 70’s

Source: Mary Jo Hatch, and Ann L. Cunliffe. Organization theory: modern, symbolic and postmodern perspectives. Oxford university press, 2013.

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