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George Albert Smith, Jr. was born 10 September 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States to George Albert Smith (1870-1951) and Lucy Emily Woodruff (1869-1937) and died 11 October 1969 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Ruth Nowell (1910-2000) July 1935 in Salt Lake City Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. William I of England (1027-1087), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.

Biography

George Albert Smith, Jr. (1905–1969) was a professor at Harvard Business School who wrote several books on management practice and other issues.

Smith was the son of George Albert Smith (1870-1951), who would eventually serve as the eighth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and his wife Lucy Woodruff Smith. Lucy was the daughter of Wilford Woodruff (1840-1921), Jr., one of the sons of Wilford Woodruff (1807-1891), who was the fourth president of the LDS Church.

As a young man, Smith was a missionary for the LDS Church in Switzerland and Germany.

Smith received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a graduate degree in business administration from Harvard University. From 1934 on, he was a professor at the Harvard Business School. During the 1950s he was one of the main proponents of sizing a businesses competitive strategy in light of the general trends in its specific market. He is also credited as one of the principal developers of SWOT analysis.

In July 1935, Smith married Ruth Nowell in the Salt Lake Temple.

Literature

Smith wrote three books,

  • Policy Formulation and Administration (1951)
  • Managing Geographically Decentralized Companies (1958)
  • Business, Society, and the Individual (1962).







Siblings


Offspring of George Albert Smith (1870-1951) and Lucy Emily Woodruff (1869-1937)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Albert Smith (1905-1969) 10 September 1905 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 11 October 1969 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Ruth Nowell (1910-2000)
Emily Smith (1895-1973)
Edith Smith (1899-1977)


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