Richard Cyert (1921-2008 ，1981年陳文成案之後以校長身分來過台灣)是H. A. Simon的老同事 (1948年起) 。後來當上 Carnegie Mellon University校長，這當然給 Simon 某些壓力。Simon 在回憶錄 Models of My Life 作這樣解釋：
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|Born||July 22, 1921
|Died||October 7, 1998 (aged 77)|
|Institution||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Alma mater||Columbia University (Ph.D.)
University of Minnesota (B.S.)
|Influenced||Oliver E. Williamson|
Early lifeHe was born in Winona, Minnesota and grew up in Minneapolis. He received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1943, then joined the U.S. Navy. On the G.I. Bill he earned his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University following World War II. At Columbia, however, he became a specialist in statistics as well. He taught briefly at City College of New York, then took a position in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1948 to teach statistics in accounting and auditing.
Carnegie Mellon yearsCyert taught economics, statistics, and industrial administration for the next 14 years, then was named dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration. In 1972 he became the university's sixth president. During his tenure as president, he led Carnegie Mellon through unparalleled growth, transforming it from an Eastern technical school to a premiere American university. He faced inherited deficits by first cutting costs, which gained him some enemies, and later launched the largest expansion in the school's 98-year history. The number of departments and programs ranked in the Top 10 nationally by deans' surveys rose from three—computer science, drama, and industrial administration—to twelve. His administration initiated new program areas in urban and public policy, engineering, architecture, art, cognitive psychology, social history, philosophy, and applied math.
Throughout his administrative career he remained active in his academic fields. He was the author or co-author of 12 books and wrote more than 100 articles for professional journals and books.
After retiring from CMU, Cyert served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He served for four years, until illness forced him to step down. He died following a long battle with cancer.
For 52 years he was married to Margaret Shadick Cyert; they had three daughters.
Cyert Hall, Carnegie Mellon's computing administration building, is named after Richard Cyert.
- Models in a Behavioral Theory of the Firm, with E. A. Feigenbaum, and James March, Behavioral Science, April, 1959, pp81–95
- Behavioral Theory of the Firm with James March. Oxford: Blackwell, 1963. The book was voted the twelfth most influential management book of the 20th century in a poll of the Fellows of the Academy of Management.
- Multi-Period Decision Models with Alternating Choice as a Solution to the Duopoly Problem, with M. H. DeGroot, Quarterly Journal of Economics, August, 1970, pp410–429
- Management Decision Making (1971) with Lawrence A. Welsch
- The American Economy, 1960-2000 (1983)
- Technology and Employment (1987)
- Morris H. DeGroot and Richard M. Cyert (1987). Bayesian Analysis and Uncertainty in Economic Theory. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8476-7471-8.
- Computational Organization Theory (1994) with Kathleen M. Carley and Michael J. Prietula
- Bedeian, Arthur G.; Wren, Daniel A. (Winter 2001). "Most Influential Management Books of the 20th Century". Organizational Dynamics 29 (3): 221–225. doi:10.1016/S0090-2616(01)00022-5.
Richard M. Cyert, 1972 - 1990Richard M. Cyert, known to many as the patriarch of Carnegie Mellon University, led the school to national prominence by implementing a strategy to pursue areas in which the university had the talent and expertise to make the most impact. Cyert realized that the university could not be everything to everyone, but in certain areas could be the best in the world.
In his inaugural address, Cyert stressed that his major goals were to balance the university's budget, improve education and research efforts, and establish a national reputation. He succeeded on all fronts.
His sponsorship of computing initiatives and willingness to take risks played an important part in the development of the computing-intensive environment that exists today. The Robotics Institute, the largest academic research center of its kind, was established in 1979, and the School of Computer Science was founded in 1988.
In partnership with IBM, the Andrew computing network was completed, making Carnegie Mellon the first university to design, implement and use a local-area-network system of computing linking personal computers at all faculty and student work stations to powerful central computer resources.
Cyert also led a successful initiative to expand the school's recruiting base to attract top-notch students and faculty from around the world. By 1990, when Cyert retired to return to his position as professor in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now the Tepper School of Business), Carnegie Mellon had made the transition from an excellent regional school, to a prominent national research university with students and faculty bringing diverse backgrounds and perspectives from all parts of the globe.