Douglas McGregor

1906 - 1964

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Douglas Murray McGregor (September 6, 1906 – October 1, 1964) was an American management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and president of Antioch College from 1948 to 1954. He also taught at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Douglas McGregor has received more than 438,782 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Douglas McGregor is the 104th most popular economist (down from 96th in 2019), the 1,418th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,320th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Economist.

Douglas Mcgregor is most famous for his theory of the "Invisible Hand" in which he argues that the self-interest of the individual will lead to the best outcome for society.

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Over the past year Douglas McGregor has had the most page views in the with 51,746 views, followed by Spanish (31,519), and French (10,306). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (174.10%), Armenian (63.52%), and Arabic (56.68%)


Among economists, Douglas McGregor ranks 104 out of 414Before him are Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Gérard Debreu, Kristalina Georgieva, Lorenz von Stein, Oskar Morgenstern, and Bingu wa Mutharika. After him are Thomas Schelling, Silvio Gesell, Adolph Wagner, Friedrich von Wieser, Rudolf Hilferding, and Zhou Youguang.

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Among people born in 1906, Douglas McGregor ranks 68Before him are Ettore Majorana, Fredric Brown, Anthony Mann, Nelson Goodman, Chandra Shekhar Azad, and Luis Federico Leloir. After him are Zhou Youguang, Carol Reed, Gusztáv Sebes, Missak Manouchian, Walter Rauff, and Jacques Becker. Among people deceased in 1964, Douglas McGregor ranks 31Before him are Emilio Aguinaldo, Otto Wille Kuusinen, Ernst Kretschmer, Maurice Thorez, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, and Paulino Alcántara. After him are Heinrich Neuhaus, Andriy Melnyk, Sam Cooke, Peter Lorre, Princess Auguste of Bavaria, and Sigfrid Edström.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas McGregor ranks 1,418 out of 20,380Before him are David Schwimmer (1966), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), John Cena (1977), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Martha Gellhorn (1908), and Sondra Locke (1944). After him are Tony Burton (1937), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Joseph Murray (1919), Aaron Burr (1756), Thomas Schelling (1921), and Hal Holbrook (1925).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Douglas McGregor ranks 31Before him are Charles Cooley (1864), Robert Reich (1946), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), Claudia Goldin (1946), George Akerlof (1940), and Dale T. Mortensen (1939). After him are Thomas Schelling (1921), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), William Nordhaus (1941), Merton Miller (1923), Edward C. Prescott (1940), and Jeremy Rifkin (1945).