Rensis Likert

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Rensis Likert
BirthplaceCheyenne, Wyoming
Known for Likert Scale, Likert’s Management Systems, Linking pin model

Likert, Rensis

(1903–81) psychologist, management theorist; born in Cheyenne, Wyo. At the University of Michigan (1946–70) he was founding director of the Institute for Social Research (1949–70). He worked on large organizations and theories of management. His major contributions included the development of a survey methodology that laid the groundwork for probability sampling, the "Likert scale" for measuring attitudes, and a theory of participatory management.
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said Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, a partner at The RBL Group and HRCS study lead.
McGraw Hill Higher Education), 1960; Rensis Likert, The Human Organization.
They include Theory X; Theory Y; Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs; Herzberg's Hygiene Theory; the theories of Chris Argyris, Rensis Likert, and Fred Luthans; and others.
For further information see Rensis Likert, The Patterns of Management (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967), and New Ways of Managing Conflict (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976).
Blake and Mouton set out to apply the ideas of behavioural scientists such as Rensis Likert to the practice of management.