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Michael Martin Hammer (1948 - 2008) was an American engineer, management author, and a former professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), known as one of the founders of the management theory of Business process reengineering (BPR). He published in important business periodicals such as the Harvard Business Review and The Economist. TIME named him as one of America's 25 most influential individuals, in its first such list. His book Reengineering the Corporation was ranked among the "three most important business books of the past 20 years" by Forbes magazine
Robert S. Kaplan is Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School and co-founder of Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, a Palladium company. He also serves as Chairman of Professional Practice at Palladium. Kaplan joined the HBS faculty in 1984 after spending 16 years on the faculty of the business school at Carnegie-Mellon University, serving as its Dean from 1977 to 1983. Kaplan received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University.Kaplan is co-developer of both activity-based costing and the Balanced Scorecard. He has authored or co-authored twelve books, fifteen Harvard Business Review articles, and more than 120 other papers. In 2006, Kaplan received the Lifetime Contribution Award from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. The Financial Times named him on its 2005 list of Top 20 influential business thinkers.He received the Telecom Italia "Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking" in 2004, the Distinguished Service Award from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the CIMA Award by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), and the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award of the American Accounting Association.David P. Norton is Founder and Director of Palladium, and co-founder of Balanced Scorecard Collaborative. Norton was previously the president of Renaissance Solutions, Inc., an international consulting firm he co-founded in 1992.Norton earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in operations research from the Florida Institute of Technology, an MBA from Florida State University, and his Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.Before Renaissance, Norton co-founded Nolan, Norton & Company where he spent 17 years as president, prior to its acquisition by KPMG Peat Marwick. A frequent lecturer and writer, Norton's work with the Balanced Scorecard has been the subject of many articles and public conferences.He is the co-author, with Robert Kaplan, of eight Harvard Business Review articles and five books: The Balanced Scorecard, The Strategy-Focused Organization, Strategy Maps, Alignment, and The Execution Premium. His books have been translated into 23 languages. The Balanced Scorecard concept was selected by the editors of Harvard Business Review as one of the most influential management ideas of the past 75 years.
Clayton M. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology & Operations Management and General Management faculty groups. He is best known for his study of innovation in commercial enterprises. His first book, The Innovator's Dilemma articulated his theory of Disruptive Technology.He graduated with highest honors in economics from Brigham Young University in 1975. Later, he received an M.Phil. in applied econometrics and the economics of less-developed countries from Oxford University in 1977. He received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1979, graduating as a George F. Baker ScholarHe is consistently acknowledged in rankings and surveys as one of the world’s leading thinkers on innovation, Christensen is widely sought after as a speaker, advisor and board member. His research has been applied to national economies, start-up and Fortune 50 companies, as well as to early and late stage investing. He won a number of awards, such as the Best Dissertation Award from The Institute of Management Sciences for his doctoral thesis on technology development in the disk drive industry.His seminal book The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997), which first outlined his disruptive innovation frameworks, received the Global Business Book Award for the Best Business Book of the Year in 1997, was a New York Times bestseller, has been translated into over 10 languages, and is sold in over 25 countries. He is also a three-time recipient of the McKinsey Award for the Harvard Business Reviews’s best article.
Gary Stanley Becker (born 1930) is an American economist and a Nobel laureate. He won the John Bates Clark Medal in 1967, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992, and received the United States' Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. Becker was one of the first economists to branch into what were traditionally considered topics belonging to sociology, including racial discrimination, crime, family organization, and drug addiction. He is known for arguing that many different types of human behavior can be seen as rational and utility maximizing. He is also among the foremost exponents of the study of human capital
Edward de Bono (born 1933) is a Maltese physician, author, inventor, and consultant. He is best known as the originator of the term lateral thinking and a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools. He has written 82 books with translations into 41 languages. He has spent the last 30 years teaching thinking, including working with governments, corporations, organizations and individuals, speaking publicly or privately on many matters. De Bono's work has become particularly popular in the sphere of business - perhaps because of the perceived need to restructure corporations, to allow more flexible working practices and to innovate in products and services.
Robert Cox Merton (born 1944) is an American economist, university professor and Nobel laureate in economics. He is currently the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at the Harvard Business School. After receiving a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970, he served on the finance faculty of MIT's Sloan School of Management until 1988 when he moved to Harvard. Professor Merton is past President of the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in the Economic Sciences in 1997
James MacGregor Burns (born 1918) is a biographer who specializes in the study of leadership in American political life, and coined the theory of "transformational leadership" – leadership that delivers true value, integrity, and trust. His book, Leadership( 1978), is still considered the seminal work in the field of leadership studies. Burns won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biographies, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1956) and Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom (1970).
Sumantra Ghoshal (1948-2004) was an academic and management guru. He was the founding Dean of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, which is jointly sponsored by the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and the London Business School. Ghoshal co-authored Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution (Bartlett & Ghoshal 2002), with Christopher A. Bartlett, which has been listed in the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential management books and has been translated into nine languages
Henry Mintzberg (born in 1939) is an internationally renowned academic and author on business and management. Mintzberg writes prolifically on the topics of management and business strategy, with more than 150 articles and fifteen books to his name. His seminal book, The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (1994), criticizes some of the practices of strategic planning today, and he has twice won the McKinsey Award for publishing the best article in the Harvard Business Review
Rakesh Khurana, is Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Organisational Behavior area at Harvard Business School. He teaches a doctoral seminar on Management and Markets and The Board of Directors and Corporate Governance in the MBA program. Khurana is ranked 33rd in the list. Professor Khurana received his B.S. from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and his A.M. (Sociology) and Ph.D. in Organization Behavior from Harvard University. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked as a founding member of Cambridge Technology Partners in Sales and Marketing. He worked for three years as a founding team member of Cambridge Technology Partners before starting graduate school in 1994. After finishing his doctorate, he taught at MIT's Sloan School of Management. His current research throws up unique insights into the CEO talent market, and indeed challenges many of the myths that high-paid CEOs put out about the connection between pay and performance. His book -- Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs, is an analysis of the labor market for CEOs.