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Victor Harold Vroom

Victor Harold Vroom, Canadian, American management consultant, educator. Recipient Ford Foundation Doctoral Dissertation award, 1958-1959; McKinsey Foundation research design award, 1967; Fulbright lecturer United Kingdom, 1967-1968; Distinguished Science Contribution award, Society Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 1998; Distinguished Scholarly Cont. award, Academy Management, 2004.

Background

  • Vroom, Victor Harold was born on August 9, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of Harold Heard and Avice May (Brown) Vroom.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, McGill University, Montreal, 1953. Master of Science, McGill University, Montreal, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1958.

      Master of Arts (honorary), Yale, 1972.

    Career

    • Lecturer, study director University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1958-1960. Assistant professor psychology University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1960-1963. Associate professor psychology and industrial administration Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1963-1966, professor, 1966-1972.

      John G. Searle professor organization and management Yale University, 1972—2007, Bearing Point professor management, since 2007.

    Works

    • Work and Motivation
    • Why do people choose the careers they do? What factors cause people to be satisfied with their work? No single work did more to make concepts like motive, goal incentive, and attitude part of the workplace vocabulary.
    • Work and Motivation
    • Why do people choose the careers they do? What factors cause people to be satisfied with their work? No single work did more to make concepts like motive, goal incentive, and attitude part of the workplace vocabulary.

    Membership

    Fellow American Psychological Association (James McKeen Cattell award 1970), Australian Psychological Society Academy Management.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Louise Workman, June 12, 1956 (divorced January 1989). Children: Derek Alan, Jeffrey James. Married Julia Ann Francis, December 27, 1989.

      Children: Tristan Alexander, Trevor Huston.
    • father: Harold Heard Vroom
    • mother: Avice May (Brown) Vroom
    • spouses: Ann Louise Workman
    • Julia Ann Francis
    • children: Derek Alan Vroom
    • Jeffrey James Vroom
    • Tristan Alexander Vroom
    • Trevor Huston Vroom
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    Born August 9, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1953
      McGill University
    • 1955
      McGill University
    • 1958
      University Michigan
    • 1972
      Yale
    • 1958 - 1960
      Lecturer, University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1958 - 1960
      study director, University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1960 - 1963
      assistant, professor psychology University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1963 - 1966
      associate professor, psychology and industrial administration Carnegie-Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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