Chester Barnard

1886 - 1961

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Chester Irving Barnard (November 7, 1886 – June 7, 1961) was an American business executive, public administrator, and the author of pioneering work in management theory and organizational studies. His landmark 1938 book, The Functions of the Executive, sets out a theory of organization and of the functions of executives in organizations. The book has been widely assigned in university courses in management theory and organizational sociology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chester Barnard has received more than 294,362 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Chester Barnard is the 149th most popular economist (up from 161st in 2019), the 2,216th most popular biography from United States and the 49th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Chester Barnard ranks 149 out of 315Before him are James Mirrlees, Bingu wa Mutharika, Michael Spence, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Gustav von Schmoller, and Daniel Ellsberg. After him are Frank Knight, Michał Kalecki, Peter Diamond, Angus Deaton, Christopher A. Sims, and Oskar R. Lange.

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Among people born in 1886, Chester Barnard ranks 73Before him are Tsuguharu Foujita, Victor McLaglen, Walter H. Schottky, Rudolf Schmidt, Yehuda Ashlag, and Ali Sami Yen. After him are Hitoshi Imamura, Edwin Fischer, Nobutake Kondō, Ernst Robert Curtius, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., and Frederic Bartlett. Among people deceased in 1961, Chester Barnard ranks 37Before him are Anna May Wong, Zoltán Tildy, Werner Jaeger, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, Mukhtar Auezov, and Arthur Drewry. After him are Maya Deren, Herbert Pitman, Ludwik Fleck, Mei Lanfang, Domenico Tardini, and Max Simon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chester Barnard ranks 2,216 out of 15,968Before him are John Cusack (1966), J. J. Abrams (1966), Leland Stanford (1824), Matt Dillon (1964), Joel Silver (1952), and Margaret Sanger (1879). After him are Kim Carnes (1945), Langston Hughes (1902), Donald Judd (1928), Mariah Carey (1969), Jason Bateman (1969), and Tony Levin (1946).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Chester Barnard ranks 49Before him are William F. Sharpe (1934), Edward C. Prescott (1940), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Robert C. Merton (1944), Michael Spence (1943), and Daniel Ellsberg (1931). After him are Frank Knight (1885), Peter Diamond (1940), Christopher A. Sims (1942), Robert F. Engle (1942), James Heckman (1944), and John Bates Clark (1847).