Plant, Arnold (1898–1978)
Sir Arnold Plant, Professor of Commerce (with special reference to Business Administration) at the London School of Economics, was born in 1898 in Hoxton, in East London, the son of a municipal librarian. He died in 1978. He served on numerous government committees, particularly in the years after World War II, and was knighted in 1947. Most of his important contributions to economics were reprinted in Selected Economic Essays and Addresses (1974).