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William Halal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2227-UA

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material related to the career of GWU Prof. William Halal. The files contain materials concerning the courses he taught at GWU, as well as the books that he wrote and research that he performed. Also of interest are his files that document his participation in the World Future Society. The collection also includes material related to TechCast, a company founded by Halal. There are a number of documents related to presentations given at various conferences as well. The material dates from circa 1980 through circa 2014.

Note: This collection is not fully processed. It is available for use, but may require more additional research time to understand the order. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Dates

  • circa 1980-circa 2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

William Halal, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. is an authority on emerging technology, strategic planning, knowledge, and institutional change, he has worked with General Motors, AT&T, SAIC, MCI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, International Data Corporation, the DoD, the Asian Development Bank, 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 Nature/BioTechnology, California Management Review, Strategy & Business, Knowledge Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor. He has written six books: The New Capitalism (Wiley, 1986), Internal Markets (Wiley, 1993), The New Management (Berrett-Koehler, 1996), The Infinite Resource (Jossey-Bass, 1998), 21st Century Economics (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), and Technology’s Promise (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Halal is the founder of TechCast, a web-based system that pools the knowledge of experts to forecast breakthroughs in all technical fields - “A Virtual Think Tank Tracking the Technology Revolution.” He also co-founded the Institute for Knowledge & Innovation as a collaborative effort between the GW School of Business and the School of Engineering.

Halal studied engineering, economics, and the social sciences at Purdue and Berkeley. From the website: http://www.billhalal.com/

Extent

37.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains material related to the career of GWU Prof. William Halal. The files contain materials concerning the courses he taught at GWU, as well as the books that he wrote and research that he performed. Also of interest are his files that document his participation in the World Future Society. The material dates from circa 1980 through circa 2014.

Arrangement

This collection is not processed and series have not yet been determined. For this reason the subject title assigned by the donor to each box (ex. publications) was added to the beginning of the original folder title. The boxes were kept in the order in which they were received therefore the box subjects are not in order.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Halal, June 22, 2007 (2007.050) and May 28, 2014 (2014.011)
Title
Preliminary Guide to the William Halal papers, 1980-2014
Status
Folder Inventory
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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