143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, United States
During the period from 1939 till 1941, Paul attended Grand Rapids Junior College (present-day Grand Rapids Community College).
611 E Porter St, Albion, MI 49224, United States
In 1943, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States
In 1947, Lawrence received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. Three years later, in 1950, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university.
(This work analyzes the connection between a company's out...)
This work analyzes the connection between a company's outside influences (technological, market and economic) and its pattern of organization and administration.
("Unsportsmanlike Conduct" is the first single source to t...)
"Unsportsmanlike Conduct" is the first single source to trace the history of the 80-year old National Collegiate Athletic Association and to explain its growth from a small group seeking safer football rules to the large powerful regulatory body that it is today.
(A detailed comparative study of management techniques in ...)
A detailed comparative study of management techniques in the United States and the Soviet Union. The authors discuss how management decisions are made - how managers in each country develop business plans, hire and fire personnel and make capital investment decisions. Paul Lawrence edited this work.
(In this astonishing, provocative and solidly researched b...)
In this astonishing, provocative and solidly researched book, two Harvard Business School professors synthesize 200 years of thought along with the latest research, drawn from the biological and social sciences to propose a new theory, a unified synthesis of human nature.
(This book presents a rigorous and novel theory on how evo...)
This book presents a rigorous and novel theory on how evolution and the human brain can produce effective and ineffective leadership.
As a schoolboy, Lawrence realized, that his strong suit was academics, and he worked hard to impress his classmates, who at first teased him as a "country boy." During the period from 1939 till 1941, Paul attended Grand Rapids Junior College (present-day Grand Rapids Community College). In 1943, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College.
Lawrence continued his education at Harvard University, graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1947. Three years later, in 1950, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university.
During the period from 1943 till 1946, Paul served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve. In 1947, Paul began his career as an instructor at Harvard Business School, a post he held till 1951, when he was appointed an assistant professor there. Some time later, in 1956, Lawrence was promoted to the position of an associate professor. He held this post until 1961.
Between 1961-1968, Paul served as a professor of organizational behavior at Harvard Business School. In 1968, he was appointed Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Organizational Behavior, a post he held till 1991.
During his lifetime, Lawrence acted as a visiting professor at different educational establishments, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973 and the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984.
Moreover, from 1975 till 1993, Paul held a post of a director at Millipore Corporation. Also, between 1991-1995, he headed the Hollingsworth & Vose Paper Company.
(In this astonishing, provocative and solidly researched b...)2002
("Unsportsmanlike Conduct" is the first single source to t...)1987
(This work analyzes the connection between a company's out...)1967
(This book presents a rigorous and novel theory on how evo...)2010
(A detailed comparative study of management techniques in ...)1990
(Lawrence edited this work.)1967
Paul Lawrence was a member of American Sociological Association and Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.
Quotes from others about the person
“"Paul Lawrence was an extraordinary person in all facets of his life. He was a world-renowned scholar, who, throughout his long career, reshaped our understanding of the human side of organizations. He was a beloved professor and mentor to generations of students and young scholars. Most important, he was always approachable — even humble — exemplifying in everything he did the true sense of what it means to be a teacher. I worked with him for many years as a colleague. Paul will long be remembered as a giant in the history of Harvard Business School, and he will be greatly missed by all of us, who had the privilege of knowing and learning from him." — Nitin Nohria, a dean of Harvard Business School
"One of the early and most important figures in organizational behavior, Paul Lawrence legitimized it as a field worthy of study at a business school. He was a pioneer in creating a body of work, a cadre of students and a doctoral program in organizational behavior, that has aspired to do research, that is both professionally rigorous, as well as relevant to practitioners. Paul was a role model to those of us fortunate enough to be his students. He was also a role model to the field of organizational behavior. With a remarkable lifelong intensity about his research, he never let up in his quest for understanding organizations in our society. I am honored to hold the Paul R. Lawrence Professorship, a constant reminder of his role in my life as my mentor and friend. He is the standard, to which we all should aspire." — Michael Tushman, a professor, who holds the chair at Harvard Business School, named in honor of Professor Lawrence”
Paul married Martha G. Stiles on December 14, 1948. Their marriage produced two children — Anne Talcott and William Stiles.