Theory z - Williamouchi
William G. Ouchi is the Sanford & Betty Sigoloff Professor in Corporate Renewal at The AndersonGraduate School of Management at UCLA. He previously served as Vice Dean of the school and asChair of the Strategy and Organization Area of the school. He is the author of four booksand of scholarly articles on organization and management. His first book was
Theory Z: How American Management Can Meet the Japanese Challenge
was on the best seller list for five months, has been published in 14foreign editions, and ranks as the seventh most widely held book of the twelve milliontitles held in 4,000 U.S. libraries. His second book,
The M-Form Society: How American Teamwork Can Recapture the Competitive Edge
(Addison-Wesley, 1984),reports on a three year effort by a team of 16 researchers led by Professor Ouchi.
The M-Form Society
has appeared in four foreign editions to date. His third book,
(Jossey-Bass, 1986), was co-edited with Jay B. Barney. Hisfourth book,
Making Schools Work
, will be published in September of 2003 by Simon &Schuster.Dr. Ouchi was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he graduated from thePunahou School in 1961. He received his B.A. at Williams College (1965), his M.B.A. atStanford (1967), and his Ph.D. in business administration at the University of Chicago(1972). He has been a member of the faculties at the University of Chicago, StanfordUniversity, and UCLA from 1979 to the present. During 1993-95 he served as advisor and then as Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard Riordan in Los Angeles. From 1996-1999 heserved as Vice Dean for Executive Education of the Anderson School.At UCLA, Professor Ouchi teaches courses in management and in organization design.He was Co-Chair of the UCLA School Management Program. He continues as Chairmanof the Riordan Programs, which serve minority high school and college students inSouthern California and also is the founder of the Nissan-HBCU Summer Institute, whichserves the professoriate of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities of the U.S.He is Chair of the George and Kimiko Nozawa Endowment, which grants scholarships tostudents from Japan. Professor Ouchi also serves on several other committees and boardsof the Graduate School of Management, supervises doctoral candidates, and carries on hisown research on the management of K-12 schools.