George Kenning

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George Kenning
Born (1913-09-23)September 23, 1913
Wisconsin, United States
Died November 3, 1988(1988-11-03) (aged 75)
Occupation Manager and consultant

George Kenning (September 23, 1913 – November 3, 1988) was an American manager and consultant. He began his career at General Motors' (GM) plant in Janesville, Wisconsin. In 1950, Kenning moved to Antwerp where he was part of a team of managers overseeing the reconstruction of GM's plant there. In 1955 he was invited to Norway for a six-month assignment, but continued to work as business consultant in Norway for the next 30 years. His work was particularly influential in Aker thus giving rise to the so-called "Aker school of leadership" in Norway.[1] Kenning received the Knight, First Class Order of St. Olav for his work in Norway.


  1. ^ Kalleberg, Ragnvald. «Kenning-tradisjonen i norsk ledelse» s. 218- 245 i Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift , nr. 3, 1991.