William E. Halal

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William E. Halal "is Professor of Management at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. An authority on emerging technology, strategic management, knowledge management, and institutional change, he has consulted for General Motors, IBM, AT&T, MCI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, International Data Corporation, foreign companies, and various government agencies. Bill recently substituted for Peter Drucker in giving a talk to 2000 managers at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

"Halal's work has appeared in journals such as The California Management Review, Strategy & Business, Knowledge Management Review, The Academy of Management Executive, Human Relations, Systems & Cybernetics, and Technological Forecasting, as well as popular media like The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Advertising Age, Executive Excellence, and The Futurist. He has authored five books: The New Capitalism (Wiley, 1986), outlined the system of business and economics for the Information Age; Internal Markets (Wiley, 1993), describes how organisations replace hierarchy with internal market economies; The New Management (Berrett-Koehler, 1996), shows that democracy and enterprise are transforming organisations; The Infinite Resource (Jossey-Bass, 1998), includes chapters by 20 corporate CEOs and politicians on knowledge organisations; and 21st Century Economics (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), explores the emerging global economy.

"For the past decade, Professor Halal has been developing the GW Forecast, an electronic network that gathers online the estimates of experts around the world and synthesises this knowledge into the best possible forecast of emerging technology and strategy. The Forecast can be thought of as “A Virtual Think-Tank for Tracking the Technology Revolution.” (GWForecast.gwu.edu). He also founded the Institute for Knowledge Management with Mike Stankosky, Professor of Engineering.

"Bill studied engineering, business and economics, and the social sciences at Purdue and Berkeley. Previously, he was an Air Force major, an aerospace engineer on the Apollo Program, and a Silicon Valley business manager. He serves on the advisory boards of the World Future Society and other organisations. His work has received prominent recognition. One paper, "Beyond the Profit-Motive," won the Mitchell Prize and an award of $10,000, and he received the Freedom Foundation’s award for excellence in the study of enterprise. Macmillan’s Encyclopaedia of the Future ranked Bill among “The World’s 100 Most Influential Futurists,“ which included H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Alvin Toffler, Isaac Newton, Daniel Bell, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Albert Einstein." [1]

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