Pugh Matrix, a tool within OD. Born in London, Pugh obtained his academical MA in 1953 and his Msc in 1956 both from the University of Edinburgh, and his DSc in 1973 from the University of Aston. After his graduation in 1953, Pugh started his academic career as Research Assistant at the Social Sciences Research Centre of the University of Edinburgh, and became Assistant Lecturer in Public Health and Social Medicine in 1956. In 1957 he moved pugh organization theory pdf the Birmingham College of Technology, where he became lecturer in Human Relations.
Industrial Administration Research Unit until 1967. After another year as Reader in Industrial Administration, he moved to the London Business School, where in 1968 he started as Director of Research and Reader in Organizational Behaviour. From 1970 to 1982 he was Professor of Organizational Behaviour.
In 1983 he moved one last time to the Open University, where he was Professor of Systems and Head of Systems Discipline until 1988, Professor of International Management from 1988 to 1995, Visiting Research Professor of International Management from 1995 to 2000, and Emeritus Professor of International Management since 2000. Pugh had been Visiting Professor in France, Germany, Israel and Italy. Honorary Fellow of the University of Northampton in 2001. In 1995 the Open University Business School initiated in his honour the Professor Derek Pugh Prize, an annual award for the best student on Professional Certificate in Management course of the Open University Business School.