Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg (1939-)


Henry Mintzberg, was born on September 2, 1939. He is an internationally renowned academic and author on business and management. He is currently the Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he has been teaching since 1968.

Mintzberg completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of McGill University. He completed his Master's degree in Management and PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1965 and 1968 respectively.

Henry 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 (Mintzberg 1994), criticizes some of the practices of strategic planning today.

In 2004 he published a book entitled Managers Not MBAs (Mintzberg 2004) which outlines what he believes to be wrong with management education today.

Mintzberg claims that prestigious graduate management schools like Harvard Business School and the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania are obsessed with numbers and that their overzealous attempts to make management a science are damaging the discipline of management.

Henry Mintzberg’s books:

  • 1973       The Nature of Managerial Work
  • 1979       The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research
  • 1983       Power in and Around Organizations
  • 1983       Structure in fives: Designing Effective Organizations
  • 1989       Mintzberg on Management: Inside Our Strange World of Organizations
  • 1991       The Strategy Process: (with Joe Lampel, Sumantra Ghoshal and J.B. Quinn)
  • 1994       The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning: Reconceiving the Roles for Planning, Plans, Planners (Mintzberg 1994)
  • 1998       Strategy Safari (with Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel)
  • 2000       Managing Publicly (with Jacques Bourgault)
  • 2000       Why I Hate Flying

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