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Gib Akin
Gib akin 1959

Full name

Charles Gilbert Akin

Alternative names

Gib Akin

Presence at Shimer



Shimer College 1961




Mount Carroll period alum

Gib Akin was a student at Shimer College in the early Great Books period, entering in 1956 as an early entrant and graduating in 1961.[1]

Brief descriptionEdit

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Gib Akin is a writer on business and management, and professor emeritus at the McIntyre School of Business of the University of Virginia. Topics he has addressed in his writings include organizational change, group dynamics, and Journal of Management Inquiry "the meaning of work in the postmodern condition." Akin holds a BA from Shimer College (where he enrolled through the school's unique program of early entrance to college), and a Ph.D. from UCLA. (from Shimer College Wiki)



  • The Team Building Workbook
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • "Red at Third"


  1. "Early Entrants," Shimer internal document, March 20 1964, Shimer College Collection.

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