Edgar H. Schein, Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, is one of the most well-known theorists working with organizational culture. Schein is most well-known for his ground breaking work on the Organizational culture model.

During his career, Schein has investigated organizational culture, process consultation, research process, career dynamics, and organization learning and change. Schein has been a prolific researcher, writer, teacher and consultant. Besides his numerous articles in professional journals he has authored fourteen books including Organizational Psychology (3d edit., 1980), Career Dynamics (1978), Organizational Culture and Leadership (1985, 1992), and Process Consultation Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (1969, 1987, 1988), Process Consultation Revisited(1999), and The Corporate Culture Survival Guide (1999).

Schein has also received many honors and awards for his writing, most recently the distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award of the Academy of Management, 2009, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Workplace Learning (2012) and a Honorary Doctorate from the IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia (2012).

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