In memory of Edgar Schein

Edgar H. Schein, a social psychologist who bridged the academic and pragmatic sides of culture and organization by practicing his own tenets on humble leadership and inquiry, died Jan. 26. He was 94. Schein was a longtime supporter of the Berkeley Culture Center, and has been the namesake of our annual Edgar Schein Best Student Paper Award since the inception of the award two years ago. His approach to organizational culture has transformed the world of culture across academia and industry. To read more about some of Schein’s ideas, including some perspective from our Co-Director, Professor Jennifer Chatman, click here.