World's Most Respected Management
The Management Society recognizes and honors the work of the world's top
management thinkers. A team of our researchers
conducted the study. Researchers' criteria for accepting nominations included
the importance of published work, media coverage and recognition within the
consulting, academic and international management communities. The list is
provided in alphabetical order (by last name), and it does not provide a
quantitative ranking of the nominees. However the most respected groundbreaking
works were from Michael E. Porter, followed by Robert Kaplan. While most
recognized names were Stephen Covey and Anthony Robbins, the most
quoted criteria by for nomination where their publications
The World's Most Respected Management Thinkers (in alphabetical order):
- Gary Becker, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics
for his work on Human Capital
- Michael A. Cusumano,
author of "Competing on Internet Time"
- Peter Drucker,
Widely recognized as the father of modern management. "Concept of the
- Daniel Goleman,
author of the best seller "Emotional Intelligence".
- Gary Hamel,
author of "Leading the Revolution"
- Michael Hammer,
co-author of "Reengineering the Corporation"
- Charles Handy,
author of The Age of Unreason and Age of Paradox.
- Robert Kaplan,
author of "The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action (also with
- John Kotter, John
P. Kotter on "What Leaders Really Do"
- Philip Kotler,
co-author of "Marketing Moves: A New Approach to Profits, Growth & Renewal"
- Kenichi Ohmae,
author of "The Invisible Continent: 4 Strategic Imperatives of the New Economy"
- C. K. Prahalad,
co-author of "Competing for the Future: Breakthrough Strategies for Seizing
Control of Your Industry and Creating the Markets of Tomorrow"
- Michael E. Porter, author
of "Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors"
- Edgar Schein,
inventor of the term "Corporate Culture"
- Peter Senge, MIT
professor and author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the
- Alvin Toffler,
author of "Future Shock" and "The Third Wave"
- Tom Peters,
author of "In Search of Excellence"
- Ken Blanchard,
author of "One Minute Manager"
- Anthony Robbins,
author of the "Personal Power" series
- Stephen Covey,
author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People"
According to Mr. Med Jones, Editor-in-Chief, no "elite" list is
all-inclusive. There are many successful management thinkers who do not have
equal media or research exposure. The nomination for A List is open worldwide.
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Methodology and 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
- 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) our
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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