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James G. March

American sociologist

1928   -   2018

country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: American English
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Yale University
occupation: sociologist, economist, university teacher, writer, political scientist
award received: Herbert Simon Award, Honorary Doctor of Stockholm University of Economics, honorary doctor of the University of Uppsala
influenced by: Herbert Alexander Simon

James Gardner March (January 15, 1928 – September 27, 2018) was an American political scientist, sociologist, and economist. A professor at Stanford University in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Education, he is best known for his research on organizations, his (jointly with Richard Cyert) seminal work on A Behavioral Theory of the Firm, and the organizational decision making model known as the Garbage Can Model.
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