Douglas McGregor

1906 - 1964

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Douglas Murray McGregor (1906 – 1 October 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 279,771 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Douglas McGregor is the 93rd most popular economist (up from 113th in 2019), the 1,296th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,421st in 2019) and the 27th 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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Among economists, Douglas McGregor ranks 93 out of 315. Before him are Thomas Mun, Jean-Claude Trichet, Leonid Hurwicz, Vernon L. Smith, Mario Draghi, and Clara Ponsatí. After him are Alan Greenspan, Gérard Debreu, Jeremy Rifkin, William Beveridge, Richard Cantillon, and Thomas Schelling.

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Among people born in 1906, Douglas McGregor ranks 65Before him are James Hadley Chase, Nelson Goodman, Muzafer Sherif, Primo Carnera, Ettore Majorana, and André Weil. After him are Yasuo Haruyama, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Gusztáv Sebes, Heinz Harmel, Vera Menchik, and Lillian Asplund. Among people deceased in 1964, Douglas McGregor ranks 33Before him are Paulino Alcántara, Alexandre Koyré, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Emilio Aguinaldo, Sam Cooke, and Sigfrid Edström. After him are Princess Auguste of Bavaria, Maurice Thorez, J. B. S. Haldane, Heinrich Neuhaus, August Sander, and Peter Lorre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Douglas McGregor ranks 1,296 out of 15,968. Before him are Edward Tatum (1909), William Carlos Williams (1883), Tecumseh (1768), Ted Turner (1938), Harry Harrison (1925), and Henry Norris Russell (1877). After him are Ben Stiller (1965), Alan Alda (1936), Wesley Snipes (1962), Art Blakey (1919), Candice Bergen (1946), and Bob Kahn (1938).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Douglas McGregor ranks 27Before him are Harry Markowitz (1927), George Akerlof (1940), Richard Thaler (1945), James M. Buchanan (1919), Edmund Phelps (1933), and Vernon L. Smith (1927). After him are Alan Greenspan (1926), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Thomas Schelling (1921), Lawrence Klein (1920), George Stigler (1911), and Merton Miller (1923).