Gvishiani, Dzhermen Mikhailovich
Born Dec. 24, 1928, in Akhaltsikhe, Georgian SSR. Soviet philosopher and sociologist. Corresponding member (1970) of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (AN SSSR). Member of the CPSU since 1951.
Gvishiani graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations in 1951. He served in the navy between 1951 and 1955. In 1955 he began work with the State Committee for New Technology of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, and in 1965 he became vice-chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. During 1960-68 he taught in the philosophy department at Moscow State University. In 1969, Gvishiani was appointed head of the Laboratory for Research Into Complex Problems of Management of the Institute for Concrete Social Research of the AN SSSR. He conducts scientific work on the problems of management and social organization. Gvishiani wrote the works The Sociology of Business (1962), The Social Role of Science and Scientific Policy (1968), and Organization and Management (1970). He has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.