Richard Rumelt

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Richard Rumelt
Born (1942-11-10) November 10, 1942 (age 76)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Harvard Business School
EmployerUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Richard Post Rumelt (born November 10, 1942)[1] is the Harry and Elsa Kunin Professor of Business & Society at the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. He joined the school in 1976 from Harvard Business School.[2][3][4]

Academic career[edit]

Richard Rumelt received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School in 1972, having previously earned Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley. Rumelt was a founding member of the Strategic Management Society and served as its president in 1995-98.[5]

He published an article in 1991 positing that the individual management of a company mattered more in the success of a business than the industry the business was in.[1][6]

Personal life[edit]

Rumelt is married to Kate Rumelt; the couple enjoy hiking and skiing.[2]

Select publications[edit]

  • Rumelt, R.P., 1991. How Much Does Industry Matter?. Strategic Management Journal, pp. 167–185.[7]
  • Rumelt, R., 2011. The Perils of Bad Strategy. McKinsey Quarterly, 1(3).[8]


  1. ^ a b "Richard Rumelt". The Economist. 2008-12-26. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  2. ^ a b "Richard Rumelt Keynote Speakers Bureau & Speaking Fee". BigSpeak Speakers Bureau: Keynote Speakers, Business Speakers and Celebrity Speakers. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  3. ^ "Rumelt | UCLA Anderson School of Management". Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  4. ^ "Richard Rumelt Silicon Valley Institute for Business Innovation". Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  5. ^ "Richard Rumelt Keynote Speaker Bio - KEYNOTES.ORG". Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  6. ^ Rumelt, R.P., 1991. How Much Does Industry Matter?. Strategic Management Journal, pp.167-185. JSTOR: 2486591
  7. ^ Rumelt, Richard P. (1991-01-01). "How Much Does Industry Matter?". Strategic Management Journal. 12 (3): 167–185. JSTOR 2486591.
  8. ^ "The perils of bad strategy". McKinsey & Company. Retrieved 2017-03-26.

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