First published in 1992. This volume compiles the autobiographies of the management discipline’s most distinguished laureates. Prior to this publication, the available management literature provided little insight into the personal and intellectual lives - the frustrations as well as the triumphs - of the individuals in the management discipline. Although such understanding could be conveyed in many forms, perhaps the most intimate and fascinating of these for gaining behind-the-scenes insights is the autobiography. Thus, the autobiographies in this volume, as in the five companion volumes, offer the reader not only a glimpse of the subjective determinants and personal experiences of the management discipline’s most distinguished laureates, but also a deeper understanding of what management is and what it is becoming. The various accounts reflect a diversity of approaches, interests, and experiences.
Table of Contents
Preface Arthur G. Bedeian; 1. A Profile in Intellectual Growth H. Igor Ansoff 2. Looking Backward and Inward in Order to Contribute to the Future Chris Argyris 3. A Transformational Journey Bernard M. Bass 4. The Fruits of Professional Interdependence for Enriching a Career Robert R. Blake 5. Green Lights All the Way Elwood S. Buffa 6. History and Management Practice and Thought Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. 7. Callings, Disciples, and Attempts at Listening Larry L. Cummings 8. A Journey Through Management in Transition Keith Davis 9. Life in a Pretzel-Shaped Universe Fred E. Fiedler 10. From the Ranch to System Dynamics Jay W. Forrester 11. Mid-Career Perspectives in My Work Robert T. Golembiewski