Management Hall Of Fame
The Most 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
- Adam 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
- Bill 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 Engineer"
- 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
- John Rockefeller - Father of US Oil Industry
- Joseph Juran - Quality Management
- J. P. Morgan - A Financial Giant
- Konosuke Matsushita - Japan Industrial Giant
- Lee 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
- Ray 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
- Scott Adams - 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
- Vincent Bollore - 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
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Other "A List" survey results
- Management Hall of Fame
- World's Most Respected Companies
- World's Most Respected CEOs
- World Most Respected Management Thinkers
- World's Most Respected Management Consultants
- World's Most Respected Management Professors / Educators
- World's Most Respected Management Books
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 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) 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.