Managemet Courses - Management Training Courses - International Institute of Management - USA

  Management Courses  .  Distance Learning  .  Corporate Training  .  About IIM

Management Courses - Management Workshops - Management Seminars - Management Training - Online Management Courses - Management Courses Online - Distance Learning Courses          

Management Hall Of Fame - The Most Respected Management Gurus

IIM Management Society recognizes and honors the world's top management gurus and most influential management thinkers. A team of IIM researchers conducted this study. Researchers' criteria for accepting nominations included the importance of nominee's work, media coverage, recognition within the consulting, academia and international management community. The published list of names contains the elites of the management profession, the managers who impacted the way we think about and do business. Their strategies and work lessons empowers the current and future generation of executives. In our opinion, every government leader and CEO needs to know about these gurus and learn from them. The list is provided in alphabetical order (by first name). It does not give a quantitative ranking of the nominees. The following is a list of the world's most notable management gurus and their most important works: 

  1. Abraham Maslow - Humanistic Approach to Management 
  2. Adam Smith - Political Economy and Enlightened Self-Interest
  3. Akio Morita - Sony Inc. - Innovation as Global Enterprise
  4. Al Saud, Al Waleed Bin Talal - Prince of International Investments
  5. Alfred Sloan  - General Motors & The Executive Organization
  6. Alvin Toffler - The Futurologist
  7. Andrew Carnegie - King of U.S. Steel & Philanthropy 
  8. Andrew Grove - Intel - The Brain of PCs
  9. Arthur Rock - Venture Capital & The Silicon Valley
  10. Bill Gates - Microsoft Founder - The Greatest Entrepreneur of All Times
  11. Dale Carnegie -  How to Win Friends and Influence People
  12. Daniel Coleman - Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  13. David Sarnoff - RCA - A Media Pioneer
  14. Douglas McGregor - Theory X and Theory Y - Managing & Leading People
  15. Eiji Toyoda - Toyota! A Global Engineering Success
  16. Frank Woolworth - Price-Driven Retail Chain Pioneer
  17. Frederick Taylor - Father of Scientific Management
  18. Geert Hofstede - Cultural Diversity for International Management
  19. George Eastman - Eastman Kodak - The Portable Camera
  20. Gorge Soros - The Super-guru of International Investment
  21. Henri Fayol - Father of Administrative Management  School
  22. Henry Ford - Ford Motors - A Pioneering Automobile "Enterprise Engineer" 
  23. Henry Gantt - The Gantt Chart & Project Management 
  24. Henry Luce - Time, Fortune, Life & Sports Illustrated Magazines
  25. Igor Ansoff - Father of Corporate Strategy
  26. Ikujiro Nonaka - The Knowledge-creating Company.
  27. Ingvar Kamprad - Global King Of Furniture (IKEA)
  28. Jeffery Bezos - Amazon.com - Pioneering Global E-Commerce
  29. John Rockefeller - Father of US Oil Industry
  30. Joseph Juran -  Quality Management
  31. J. P. Morgan -  A Financial Giant
  32. Konosuke Matsushita  - Japan Industrial Giant
  33. Lee Iacocca - Chrysler Turnaround Icon
  34. Martha Stewart - Multi-billion Dollar Life Style!
  35. Michael Dell - Dell Computers - Youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 Ever
  36. Michael Porter - Father of Competitive Strategy
  37. Peter Drucker - Modern Management Guru
  38. Ray Kroc - McDonald's - The Global Fast Food Business Model
  39. Reginald Revans - Action Learning
  40. Rupert Murdoch - A Global Media Emperor
  41. Samuel Walton - Wal-Mart A Retail Empire
  42. Scott Adams  - Management Worst Practices!
  43. Soichiro Honda - Honda - The Fastest Motorcycle In The World
  44. Theodore Vail - AT&T - A Telecom Giant
  45. Thomas Edison - General Electric GE - The Business of Invention
  46. Thomas Watson - IBM - International Business Machines
  47. Vincent Bollore - Most Successful Corporate Raider
  48. Walter Disney - Disney World - Every Child's Dream
  49. Warren Bennis - Leadership Guru
  50. Warren Buffet - The Oracle of Investing

Notes on the list: 

  • According to Mr. Med Jones, Editor-in-Chief, no "elite" list is all inclusive. There are many management gurus who do not have equal media or research exposure. The nomination for A List is open worldwide. To participate in the survey, please visit IIM Polls
  • For corrections or feedback please contact us

Other "A List" survey results

Methodology & Ranking Criteria

The survey methodology provides the ability to validate nominations and allows insights into the nominees' critical success factors.

  • Public stakeholders can nominate their most respected companies and their leaders.

  • Voters are then asked to give the reasons for their nominations, thus providing valuable insight into what key factors drive the success of these nominees. Questions are presented in free-form and open-ended formats.

  • Further research is conducted to validate the entries using sales figures, business/investment analysts ratings, competitive benchmarking and market impact as expressed in the global media.

  • After verification and acceptance of the nomination, the input is then statistically analyzed taking into consideration the geographic region, the relationship with the company, the number of votes, the listed reasons and the order in which they are listed.

  • When two or more companies score equally on overall ratings (reach a tie) IIM editors refer to the number of votes.

In a nutshell, the public nominates, IIM editors validate the nominations, and the number votes determines the respectability and ranking.

IIM Executive Education and Management Training

  • IIM experts research, develop and disseminate management-best-practices and learned-lessons from the leading management gurus. For advanced executive education and training opportunities, please refer to IIM Management Training Courses

 


 


CEO
Club
 

 

About IIM

.

CEO Club

Best Practices
Society

Executive
Seminars

Management 
Conference


Management
A-List

Management
Insights

Contact Us
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Online Navigation Map
Distance Learning Courses |
Management Courses
Executive Education | Corporate Training | Strategic Retreats | Best Practices Research | CEO Club
USA Courses | International Courses | Sitemap | Index
About IIM | Contact Us

Top Management Training Courses, Online Courses, Distance learning Courses, Self-study Courses, Action learning Workshops, Strategic Retreats in Las Vegas, USA
(c) International Institute of Management
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Terms of use, privacy and copyrights