Henry Mintzberg was born on 2nd September 1939 in Montreal, Canada. He received a master’s degree and doctorate from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a professor of management at McGill University in Montreal (Canada) and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is best known as a leading thinker in the field of management and has a reputation as iconoclast who in the field challenged or disproved many established ideas and concepts. He wrote many books and came up with several important observations from different areas of management. Gradually, he devoted himself to the nature of managerial work and work roles of managers, organizational structure and its efficient design, strategic planning and management and training in management, including relatively harsh criticisms of MBA degree programs.
From his thoughts, in particular following ones should be mentioned:
- Mintzberg’s model of the organization
- Managerial Roles
- Paradox of Mintzberg
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