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Douglas Mcgregor

Douglas Mcgregor, American educator. member of the board Social Science Research Council, New York, 1952-1959, Foundation Research Human Behavior, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1954; Fellow American Psychological Association, American Academy Arts, Sciences; member Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Mcgregor, Douglas was born on September 16, 1906 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Murray and Jessie (Knight) Mcgregor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wayne University, 1932, Doctor of Laws, 1949. A.M., Harvard, 1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935. Student Oberlin College, 1925-1926.

    Career

    • With McGregor Institute (transient laborers’ shelter), Detroit, 1921-1925, 30-32. Station attendant and district manager, retail gasoline merchandising firm, Detroit, 1926-1930. Instructor and tutor in social psychology, Harvard, 1935-1937.

      Instructor in psychology, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1937-1939. Assistant professor, 1939-1943, associate professor, 1943-1948, professor, 1948, also one of founders of Industrial Relations Section, 1937, executive director, 1946-1948. President Antioch College, 1948-1954.

      Professor industrial management Massachusetts Institute Technology, since 1954.

    Works

    • Author: The Human Side of Enterprise, 1960. Leadership and Motivation Essays by Douglas McGregor, 1966. The Professional Manager, 1967.

    Membership

    Member of the board Social Science Research Council, New York, 1952-1959, Foundation Research Human Behavior, Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1954. Fellow American Psychological Association, American Academy Arts, Sciences. Member Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Ferris, October 6, 1928. Children: Patricia (Mistress Richard Colvard), Peter.
    • father: Murray Mcgregor
    • mother: Jessie (Knight) Mcgregor
    • spouse: Caroline Ferris
    • children: Patricia Mcgregor (Mistress Richard Colvard)
    • Peter Mcgregor
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    Born September 16, 1906
    Died October 13, 1964
    (aged 58)
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