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William G. Ouchi (born 1943) is an American professor and author in the field of business management.


Bill Ouchi was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned a B.A. from Williams College (1965), and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He has been a faculty member of the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles for many years. The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...


Ouchi first came to prominence for his studies of the differences between Japanese and American companies and management styles. His first popular book in 1981 summarized his observations. "Theory Z: How American Management Can Meet the Japanese Challenge" made the 'best-seller' lists, and remained there for five months. His second book, "The M Form Society: How American Teamwork Can Recapture the Competitive Edge", examined various techniques implementing that approach.


Ouchi also came up with his 3 approaches to control in an organization's management: Social control refers to social mechanisms that regulate individual and group behaviour, in terms of greater sanctions and rewards. ...

  • Market control
  • Bureaucratic control
  • Clan control

In recent years Ouchi has turned his attention to the organization and effectiveness of schools and issues of school district administration. He published an overview in 2003 in "Making Schools Work". He chaired an education reform panel for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, and some of his proposals are being considered currently. In the 1990s, he served in the administration of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, attending a grand meeting with all the... Arnold Schwarzenegger 38th Governor of California Shown here as Governor of California, with the gubernatorial seal in the background. ... State nickname: The Land of poo Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold pooface (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Richard J. Riordan (born May 1, 1930) is a Republican politician from California, and briefly served as the California Secretary for Education, and had been Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993–2001. ...


See also

Douglas McGregor (1906 - 1964) was a psychology professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose 1960 book The Human Side of Enterprise had a profound influence on management practises. ... Theory X and Theory Y are theories of human motivation developed by Douglas McGregor in the 1960s that have been used in human resource management, organizational behavior, and organizational development. ...

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  • UCLA faculty biographical summary

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UCLA Anderson School of Management | Human Resources & Organizational Behavior | Ouchi (503 words)
Ouchi has served as co-chair of the UCLA School Management Program and is co-founder and chairman of The Riordan Programs, which foster diversity in the business community by encouraging and preparing individuals from diverse and sometimes disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue higher education and careers in management.
Ouchi serves as Chair of the Nozawa Endowment which supports students from Japan who are studying at the Anderson School, and as Diversity Coordinator of the school.
In the larger community, Ouchi serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates, on the Board of Trustees of the Japanese American National Museum, and on the Board of Directors of The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools - an operator of inner-city charter schools in Los Angeles.
William Ouchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
William G. Ouchi (born 1943) is an American professor and author in the field of business management.
Ouchi first came to prominence for his studies of the differences between Japanese and American companies and management styles.
In recent years Ouchi has turned his attention to the organization and effectiveness of schools and issues of school district administration.
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