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Extent54 linear feet (130 boxes)
The history of Harvard Business School is reflected in these series: papers relating to the POM teaching area (Series II); the Small Company Management Program (now the Owner/President Management Program) that Dooley organized and launched in 1970 (Series VI); and the efforts of Harvard Business School to aid business education in other countries (Series V).
Before joining the faculty at Harvard Business School, Dooley was an Assistant Professor at Oklahoma City University from 1947-1948. He was an Assistant Professor and then Assistant Dean of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina from 1950-1954. He came to Harvard Business School in 1954 as Assistant Professor of Business Administration. He advanced to Associate Professor in 1960 and to Professor in 1965. He was named the School's first Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing in 1969. He retired from the active faculty in 1991. Harvard Business School bestowed the Distinguished Service Award on Dooley in 1993.
Dooley's teaching duties at Harvard Business School included various MBA, doctoral, and executive program courses in the fields of production, manufacturing, entrepreneurial management, and new venture formation. His research interests were in manufacturing and entrepreneurship. He was especially interested in computer-based automation of manufacturing operations. He also played a major role in preserving Harvard Business School's commitment to production and operations management in the 1960s. In 1969, Dooley proposed and began to develop an executive education program for small business owner-managers (the Owner/President Management Program). Dooley served as the faculty chairman from the program's first session in 1972 until 1981. During his last 25 years, Dooley served as a consultant to 26 international business schools and taught in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Far East.
He was also a consultant to many corporations, including American Telephone and Telegraph, General Electric, Texas Instruments, and Monsanto Chemical Corporation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Joan Industries, Inc., Joan Fabrics Corporation, Joan Automotive Industries, Inc., and ABDM Associates.
He authored numerous books and articles, including Business management of credit bureaus (1953), Operations planning and control (1964), and Administering industrial relocation (1968).
Arch R. Dooley died on March 31, 1997 in Boston.
- Series I. Correspondence/Subject Files, 1949-1995
- Series II. HBS Teaching Files, 1933-1995
- Series III. HBS Research and Writing, 1949-1992
- Series IV. HBS Outside Activities: Consulting, 1955-1991
- Series V. HBS Outside Activities: International Business Schools and Programs, 1962-1995
- Series VI. HBS Executive Education: Program for Management Development (PMD) & Small Company Management Program (SCMP), 1970-1989 [Restricted]
- Series VII. HBS Administrative Files, 1958-1995 [Restricted]
- Series VIII. Audio and Video materials, 1975-1988
Additions transferred from Senior Faculty Center on March 13, 2012.
Additions processed: August 2019 By: Liam Sullivan
- Dooley, Arch R. Arch R. Dooley Papers, 1933-1995: A Finding Aid
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Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository
Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.
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