Henry Mintzberg

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Henry Mintzberg, OC, OQ, FRSC (1939) is een internationaal gerenommeerde academische wetenschapper, auteur en onderzoeker. Hij is momenteel professor Management Studies aan de Desautels faculteit Management van McGill Universiteit in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Biografie Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg is zelf het onderwijs ingegaan nadat hij een Master graad (MSc.) in management (1965) en een doctoraat (Ph.D) aan de MIT Sloan School of Management (1968) had behaald.

Henry Mintzberg zijn passie en specialisme gaat vooral over boeiende thema’s binnen management en business strategie. Inmiddels heeft hij al meer dan 150 artikelen en vijftien boeken op zijn naam staan.

In 1994 publiceert Henry Mintzberg baanbrekend werk in het boek The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning. Tot op de dag van vandaag maken vele organisaties wijs gebruikt van deze kennis ten behoeve van hun strategische planning.

Een ander populair boek wat Henry Mintzberg in 2004 heeft gepubliceerd is Managers not MBA’s.

Hierin pleit Henry Mintzberg voor meer nadruk op postdoctoraal programma’s. Deze programma’s worden veelal gevolgd door managers uit de praktijk (in plaats van studenten met weinig echte wereld ervaring).

Het uitgangspunt bij dit soort programma’s is “action learning” aan de hand van inzichten uit hun eigen problemen en ervaringen.

10 bekende quotes van Henry Mintzberg

  1. “Companies are communities. There’s a spirit of working together. Communities are not a place where a few people allow themselves to be singled out as solely responsible for success.”
  2. “Managers who don’t lead are quite discouraging, but leaders who don’t manage don’t know what’s going on. It’s a phony separation that people are making between the two.”
  3. “Technologies tend to undermine community and encourage individualism.”
  4. “If the private sectors are about markets and the public sectors are about governments, then the plural sector is about communities.”
  5. “This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.”
  6. “We’re all flawed, but basically, effective managers are people whose flaws are not fatal under the circumstances. Maybe the best managers are simply ordinary, healthy people who aren’t too screwed up.”
  7. “Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly. They fight fires. They manage projects. They negotiate contracts.”
  8. “Strategy making needs to function beyond the boxes to encourage the informal learning that produces new perspectives and new combinations… Once managers understand this, they can avoid other costly misadventures caused by applying formal techniques, without judgement and intuition, to problem solving.”
  9. “Effective managing therefore happens where art, craft, and science meet. But in a classroom of students without managerial experience, these have no place to meet — there is nothing to do.”
  10. “Theory is a dirty word in some managerial quarters. That is rather curious, because all of us, managers especially, can no more get along without theories than libraries can get along without catalogs — and for the same reason: theories help us make sense of incoming information.”

Bekende publicaties en boeken van Henry Mintzberg et al.

  • 2015. Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center. Berrett-Koehler.
  • 2013. The Strategy Process: Concepts, Contexts, Cases. Pearson Education Limited.
  • 2013. Simply Managing: What Managers Do – and Can Do Better. FT Publishing International.
  • 2012. Customizing customization. Sloan Management Re.
  • 2012. Reflecting on the strategy process. Sloan Management.
  • 2011. Managing. Pearson Education Limited.
  • 2010. Time for Design. Journal: Design Management Review , vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 10-18.
  • 2010. Managing on three planes. Journal: Leader To Leader , vol. 2010, no. 57, pp. 29-33.
  • 2009. Managing. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
  • 2008. Business Schools Programmes at the Crossroad. Journal: Finance & Bien Commun , vol. 30, no. 1.
  • 2007. Tracking Strategies: Toward a General Theory. Oxford University Press.
  • 2006. Management Education as if Both Matter. Journal: Management Learning – MANAGE LEARNING , vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 419-428.
  • 2005. Strategy Bites Back: It Is A Lot More, And Less, Than You Ever Imagined. Pearson Education Limited.
  • 2005. The invisible world of association. Journal: Leader To Leader , vol. 2005, no. 36, pp. 37-45.
  • 2005. Strategy Safari: A Guided Tour Through The Wilds of Strategic Mangament. Simon and Schuster.
  • 2004. Managers, not MBAs: A hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
  • 2004. Management as Life’s Essence: 30 Years of the Nature of Managerial Work. Journal: Strategic Organization – STRATEG ORGAN , vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 205-212.
  • 2003. The strategy process: concepts, contexts, cases. Pearson Education.
  • 2003. The manager’s job: Folklore and fact. London: Routledge.
  • 2002. Reality programming for MBAs.
  • 2002. The economist who never came back. Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Management – SCAND J MANAG , vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 616-618.
  • 2001. Managing the care of health and the cure of disease—Part I: Differentiation. Health care management review, 26(1), 56-69.
  • 2001. The yin and the yang of managing. Journal: Organizational Dynamics – ORGAN DYN , vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 306-312.
  • 2000. Sustaining the Institutional Environment. Journal: Organization Studies – ORGAN STUD , vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 71-94.
  • 1999. Managing quietly. Journal: Leader To Leader , vol. 1999, no. 12, pp. 24-30.
  • 1998. Strategy Safary: The complete guide through the wilds of strategic management. Pearson Education Limited.
  • 1998. Readings in the Strategy Process: Concepts And Contexts. Pearson Education Limited.
  • 1998. Covert leadership: notes on managing professionals. Harvard business review, 76, 140-148.
  • 1996. Managing government, governing management. Harvard Business Review, 74(3), 75.
  • 1995. Opening up decision making: The view from the black stool. organization Science, 6(3), 260-279.
  • 1994. Rise and fall of strategic planning. Simon and Schuster.
  • 1994. The fall and rise of strategic planning. Harvard business review, 72(1), 107-114.
  • 1994. The rise and fall of strategic planning: Reconceiving roles for planning, plans, planners (Vol. 458). New York: Free Press.
  • 1993. Structure in fives: Designing effective organizations. Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • 1993. Rounding out the managers job. Sloan Management Review, 3.
  • 1992. Cycles of organizational change. Strategic management journal, 13(S2), 39-59.
  • 1990. The design school: reconsidering the basic premises of strategic management. Strategic management journal, 11(3), 171-195.
  • 1990. Strategy formation: schools of thought. Perspectives on strategic management, 1968, 105-235.
  • 1990. The managers job. New York.
  • 1989. Mintzberg on management: Inside our strange world of organizations. Simon and Schuster.
  • 1989. Visionary leadership and strategic management. Strategic management journal, 10(S1), 17-32.
  • 1987. The strategy concept 1: five p’s for strategy. U. of California.
  • 1985. Of strategies, deliberate and emergent. Strategic management journal, 6(3), 257-272.
  • 1985. Strategy formation in an adhocracy. Administrative science quarterly, 160-197.
  • 1985. The organization as political arena. Journal of management studies, 22(2), 133-154.
  • 1982. Tracking strategy in an entrepreneurial firm. Academy of management journal, 25(3), 465-499.
  • 1981. Organization design: fashion or fit?. Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.
  • 1980. Structure in 5’s: A Synthesis of the Research on Organization Design. Management science, 26(3), 322-341.
  • 1979. The structuring of organizations: A synthesis of the research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship.
  • 1978. The Structuring of Organizations: Synthesis of Research. Pearson Education (Us).
  • 1979. An emerging strategy of “direct” research. Administrative science quarterly, 582-589.
  • 1976. The structure of “unstructured” decision processes. Administrative science quarterly, 246-275.
  • 1976. Planning on the left side and managing on the right (p. 49). July-August: Harvard Business Review.
  • 1973. Strategy-Making in Three Modes. California management review, 16(2).
  • 1973. The Nature of Managerial Work. Harpercollins Publishers.
  • 1971. Managerial work: analysis from observation. Management science, 18(2), B-97.

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