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Robert Herrick Hayes

Robert Herrick Hayes, American technology management educator. Recipient McKinsey award 1980, 81, 82, Outstanding Alumnus award Wesleyan University, 1983. Trustee Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1985-1988. Fellow: Design Management Institute (life), Production and Operations Management Society (life).

Background

  • Hayes, Robert Herrick was born on July 17, 1936 in Wakeeney, Kansas, United States. Son of Daniel Frank and Ruth Dee (Herrick) Hayes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1958. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1966.

      AM (honorary), Harvard University, 1973.

    Career

    • Professor Harvard University, Boston, 1966-1991, Caldwell professor business administration, 1991-2000, senior associate dean, 1992-1998, emeritus, since 2000.

    Works

    • Dynamic Manufacturing: Creating the Learning Organization
    • It is management, and particularly managers' willingness to learn and change -- not unfair competition or unsupportive economic policies -- that is at the heart of America's manufacturing crisis, contend Robert Hayes, Steven Wheelwright, and Kim Clark.
    • Soul of the Enterprise
    • Hall proposes that the challenge of keeping pace with the competition will be to create what he calls a different "soul of the enterprise," which is more about improved quality of life than about achieving more growth for the sake of growth alone.
    • STRATEGIC OPERATIONS: Competing Through Capabilities
    • Designed for the second year elective opted by a third of the student body at the Harvard Business School, Hayes, Pisano and Upton break new ground in this text/casebook by emphasizing the manufacturing process itself as a competitive weapon.

    Membership

    Trustee Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1985-1988. Fellow: Design Management Institute (life), Production and Operations Management Society (life).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sailing, reading, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Priscilla Jane Alden, August 25, 1963. Children: Melissa, Jonathan, Michelle.
    • father: Daniel Frank Hayes
    • mother: Ruth Dee (Herrick) Hayes
    • spouse: Priscilla Jane Alden
    • children: Melissa Hayes
    • Jonathan Hayes
    • Michelle Hayes
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    Born July 17, 1936
    Nationality
    • 1958
      Wesleyan University
    • 1962
      Stanford University
    • 1966
      Stanford University
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1966 - 1991
      Professor, Harvard University
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States