Sunday, January 17, 2010
Harold Koontz’s Biography
Harold Koontz, was a consultant for US's largest business organizations. He co-authored the book Principles of Management with Cyril J. O'Donnell which has sold around two million copies and has been translated into 15 languages. He died at the age of 75 on Feb 11 1984, after suffering from arthritis.
Mr. Koontz, was a professor of business management at University of California, Los Angeles. He started as a cost analyst in 1936, he received his doctorate from Yale University. his approach to management was "human relations". He rightly said manage-men-t. where "t" stands for tactfully.
Harold Koontz, an adviser to many of the country's largest industries and author of the best-selling book ''Principles of Management,'' is dead at the age of 75.
Mr. Koontz, a professor emeritus of business management at the University of California at Los Angeles, died in Encino on Feb. 11, university officials announced Friday.
He had suffered from arthritis.
His ''Principles of Management,'' now in its eighth edition, has sold nearly two million copies and has been translated into 15 languages.
Mr. Koontz started his career as a cost analyst for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1936, a year after he received a doctorate from Yale University.
He had been a consultant for the Federal Office of Price Administration in World War II, an executive with Trans World Airlines, a research aide for the Association of American Railroads and a director of many other companies.
A university spokesman, Debbie Dutra, said funeral services were held Tuesday in Los Angeles.