Henri Fayol

1841 - 1925

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Henri Fayol (29 July 1841 – 19 November 1925) was a French mining engineer, mining executive, author and director of mines who developed a general theory of business administration that is often called Fayolism. He and his colleagues developed this theory independently of scientific management but roughly contemporaneously. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Fayol has received more than 2,179,067 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Henri Fayol is the 26th most popular economist (down from 18th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Türkiye (down from 127th in 2019) and the most popular Economist.

Henri Fayol is most famous for his theory of management, which he developed in the early 20th century. Fayol's theory is also known as "administrative management."

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Among economists, Henri Fayol ranks 26 out of 414Before him are Mario Draghi, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, Alexander Hamilton, Jacques Delors, and Anne Robert Jacques Turgot. After him are Carl Menger, Simon Kuznets, Michael Porter, Herbert A. Simon, Barack Obama Sr., and William Petty.

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Among people born in 1841, Henri Fayol ranks 11Before him are Berthe Morisot, Georges Clemenceau, Otto Wagner, Itō Hirobumi, Henry Morton Stanley, and Frédéric Bazille. After him are Emil Theodor Kocher, Félix Faure, Nicholas I of Montenegro, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Armand Fallières, and Emmanuel Chabrier. Among people deceased in 1925, Henri Fayol ranks 10Before him are Friedrich Ebert, Alexandra of Denmark, Gottlob Frege, William Jennings Bryan, Georgy Lvov, and Sergei Yesenin. After him are Josef Breuer, Felix Klein, Alexander Friedmann, Mikhail Frunze, Camille Flammarion, and Maria Sophie of Bavaria.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Henri Fayol ranks 170 out of 1,347Before him are Numerian (254), Constantine IV (652), Uzun Hasan (1423), Alexios V Doukas (1140), Leo VI the Wise (866), and Leo IV the Khazar (750). After him are Justinian II (668), Pope John VI (655), Bias of Priene (-600), Laban (-1900), Justin II (520), and Constantine X Doukas (1006).

Among ECONOMISTS In Türkiye

Among economists born in Türkiye, Henri Fayol ranks 1After him are Tansu Çiller (1946), Cornelius Castoriadis (1922), Dani Rodrik (1957), Daron Acemoglu (1967), Nouriel Roubini (1958), and Fatih Birol (1958).