Be it Henry Fayol, F.W. Taylor, Philip Kotler, Michael Porter, McKarthy and C K Prahlad, all these management thinkers and many more had their own contributions to make in the field of management. All these management gurus have been very influential owing to the contributions they have made.
There are many more who have been very influential in each of the fields of management be it Strategy, Marketing, Finance, HR etc. A definitive list of 50 most influential management gurus is published every two years by Thinkers50. In 2011 also they have brought out a list which gives an indication of who all these gurus are and what are their contributions to the field of management. Prof. Clayton M. Christensen who is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School is well known for his contribution in the field of innovation and growth leads the list followed by Prof. W. Cham Kim and Prof. Renee Mauborgne who are Professors of Strategy at INSEAD. They are known for their work on Blue Ocean Strategy and are the authors of the world’s bestselling book on strategy “Blue Ocean Strategy: How to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant”.
Follow the link to get the list of 50 Most Influential Management gurus of 2011.