Obit of Howard Perlmutter, creator of social architecture and deep dialog. IBM corporate archives record his work with Jacques Maisonrouge in the 1970s, with Perlmutter’s work on the Multinational Corporation.
PERLMUTTER, Howard Victor 86, of Weston, MA, formerly of Haverford, PA, born in Framingham, MA, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011. [….] His international experience in education included posts at Harvard, MIT, Yale, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Sorbonne in Paris, and Universities in Switzerland. He has been advisor to numerous world organizations and leaders, and contributed to international conferencesand forums. He was Professor of Social Architecture and Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the first chair of the Multinational Enterprise Unit. He believed that there is a fundamental need to build deep dialogue – including spiritual – with associates and adversaries in order to ensure mutual trust and cooperation. He was an author of many scholarly books and articles, as well as of three volumes of poetry, and an exhibition of his paintings was reviewed as “boldly colored, abstract and allegorical images.” He was respected and beloved by family, colleagues, and students.