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Igor Ansoff (December 12, 1918 July 14, 2002) was a Russian American, applied mathematician and
business manager. He is known as the father of Strategic management.

Ansoff was born in Vladivostok, Russia, in 1918. He emigrated to the United States with his family and
graduated from New York City's Stuyvesant High School in 1937.[1] Ansoff studied general engineering at
the Stevens Institute of Technology and continued his education there, receiving his Master of Science
degree in the Dynamics of Rigid Bodies.

Following Stevens Institute, he studied at Brown University where he received a Doctorate in applied
mathematics with a major in Mathematical Theory of Elasticity and plasticity and a minor in Vibration