Lecture Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture
Chris Argyris, Ph.D., is the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior (emeritus) at the Graduate School of Business, Harvard University. Dr. Argyris is most noted for his work in studying and creating new forms of organizational learning and change, especially those that are transformational in nature. Argyris has focused his scholarly research on several themes: the challenge of integrating human beings with organizations in ways that strengthen human actualization and organizational effectiveness, the challenge of designing new organizational structures and policies to enhance this integration, and the use of intervention methods to change the status quo.
He is the recipient of 10 honorary doctorates, and he has received numerous other academic awards. He is the author of 31 books and more than 400 articles. Among his recent books are Reasons and Rationalizations (Oxford University Press 2004), Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They’re Getting Good Advice and When They’re Not (New York , Oxford University Press 2000); On Organizational Learning, 2nd ed., (Oxford. England: Blackwell 1999).
Department of Business and Communications