Management Hall Of Fame
Respected Management Gurus
The Management Society recognizes and honors the world's
top management gurus and most influential management thinkers. The 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). The following is a list
of the world's most notable management gurus and their most important works:
Abraham Maslow - Humanistic Approach to Management
Smith - Political Economy and Enlightened Self-Interest
Akio Morita - Sony Inc. - Innovation as Global Enterprise
Al Saud, Al Waleed Bin Talal
- Prince of International Investments
Alfred Sloan - General Motors & The Executive Organization
Alvin Toffler - The Futurologist
Andrew Carnegie - King of U.S. Steel & Philanthropy
Andrew Grove - Intel - The Brain of PCs
Arthur Rock - Venture Capital & The Silicon Valley
Gates - Microsoft Founder - The Greatest Entrepreneur of All Times
Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People
Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence (EI)
David Sarnoff - RCA - A Media Pioneer
Douglas McGregor - Theory X and Theory Y - Managing & Leading People
Eiji Toyoda - Toyota! A Global Engineering Success
Frank Woolworth - Price-Driven Retail Chain Pioneer
Frederick Taylor - Father of Scientific Management
Geert Hofstede - Cultural Diversity for International Management
George Eastman - Eastman Kodak - The Portable Camera
Gorge Soros -
The Super-guru of International Investment
Henri Fayol - Father of Administrative Management School
Henry Ford - Ford Motors - A Pioneering Automobile "Enterprise
Henry Gantt - The Gantt Chart & Project Management
Henry Luce - Time, Fortune, Life & Sports Illustrated Magazines
Igor Ansoff - Father of Corporate Strategy
Ikujiro Nonaka - The Knowledge-creating Company.
Ingvar Kamprad - Global King Of Furniture (IKEA)
Jeffery Bezos - Amazon.com - Pioneering Global E-Commerce
- Father of US Oil Industry
Joseph Juran - Quality Management
P. Morgan - A Financial Giant
Konosuke Matsushita - Japan Industrial Giant
Iacocca - Chrysler Turnaround Icon
Martha Stewart - Multi-billion Dollar Life Style!
Michael Dell - Dell Computers - Youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 Ever
Peter Drucker - Modern Management Guru
Kroc - McDonald's - The Global Fast Food Business Model
Reginald Revans - Action Learning
Rupert Murdoch - A Global Media Emperor
Samuel Walton - Wal-Mart A Retail Empire
- Management Worst Practices!
Soichiro Honda - Honda - The Fastest Motorcycle In The World
Theodore Vail - AT&T - A Telecom Giant
Thomas Edison - General Electric GE - The Business of Invention
Thomas Watson - IBM - International Business Machines
- Most Successful Corporate Raider
Walter Disney - Disney World - Every Child's Dream
Warren Bennis - Leadership Guru
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
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 the 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
- 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) the Institute editors refer to the number of votes.
In a nutshell, the public nominates, the researchers validate the
nominations, and the number votes determines the respectability and ranking.
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