Albert Humphrey devised the technique of SWOT Analysis in the sixties of the 20th century.
Ikujiro Nonaka is a management professor and influential writer. He is a co-author of knowledge classification into tacit and explicit knowledge.
August Comte was a French philosopher who is considered the founder of sociology and philosophical direction of positivism.
Robert H. Waterman, Jr. is the co-author, together with Tom Peters, of the book "In Search of Excellence". The book introduced the McKinsey 7S framework, one of the important models of critical success factors.
Howard Malcolm was an US politician. In recognition of his contributions the annual quality award Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) is named after him.
Charles Luis Montesquieu was a French social commentator and political thinker. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers in public sector and thus influenced the form of toeday modern democratic states.
Harold Koontz was a management professor and consultant. He formerly co-authored together with Heinz Weihrich the internationally acclaimed management textbook Management: A Global Perspective.
Frederick Winslow Taylor is usually considered one of the founders of modern management and the first representative of the traditional school of management.
Henry Barnard was an American educator and reformer of the U.S. educational system. Henry Barnard was an innovator in the field of school inspection, building schools and educational texts. He was a co-founder of the American Journal of Education.
Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician and engineer. He is known as “father of information theory”, which defined the principles of transmission, encoding, decoding, storage and measurement of information, and laid the foundations of the principles of computer science.