Prof. William G. Ouchi
UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management

May 2014

Professor William G. Ouchi is Distinguished Professor at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he holds the Sanford & Betty Sigoloff Chair in Corporate Renewal. He previously served as Vice Dean of the school, as Vice Chairman of the faculty, as Director of the Doctoral Program, as a member of the Faculty Executive Committee, as Chair of the Strategy and Organization Area, and as Chair of the Human Resources & Organizational Behavior Area. He is presently assigned full-time to support the Vice Chancellor for Research in creating a new UCLA Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs. He was Co- Founder of the UCLA School Management Program and founded and chairs the Riordan Programs serving inner-city high school and college students in Southern California. During his tenure as Vice Dean for Executive Education, the Anderson School created the Asian-Pacific Leadership Program, the African-American Leadership Institute, the Latino Leadership Institute, the Women's Leadership Institute, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Leadership Institute, the Strategic Leadership Institute, and the Mergers and Acquisitions Program, all of which continue today. He is past Chair of the Los Angeles Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now (LEARN).

He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Theory Z: How American Management Can Meet the Japanese Challenge (1981), The M Form Society: How American Teamwork Can Recapture the Competitive Edge (1984) and Organizational Economics (1986)

Professor Ouchi has authored two books on education:
Making Schools Work: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Your Children the Education They Need (2003) details his study of 223 schools that found that schools with the most decentralized management systems consistently performed best.
The Secret of TSL (2009) reports on a new study of 442 schools in eight decentralizing urban districts.

Professor Ouchi received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Chicago and MBA in Business Administration from Stanford University.