William C. Frederick

Welcome to www.williamcfrederick.com, the website of William C. (Bill) Frederick. Bill studied, taught, and wrote about the business corporation for over half a century, until his death in March 2018. But his influence didn't end then. In 2024, two events at the University of Pittsburgh demonstrated that his former students and colleagues remember and honor his legacy.

  • In February 2024, the Katz Graduate School of Business honored William Tiga Tita, the first Black student to earn a Ph.D. at the school. During his presentation, Dr. Tita spoke at length about Bill Frederick's influence on him. Here is a link to the presentation: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3EHsZEXf4Eg. The entire presentation is fascinating. The section specifically about Bill Frederick begins at 1'15."
  • The inaugural lecture of the William C. Frederick Speaker Series, conceived by Bill's former Ph.D. student Richard Wokutch and supported by many former students, colleagues, and friends, took place in March 2024. Bill would have enjoyed Dr. Cristina Gibson's presentation on corporate-community relations. Here is the link to that presentation: the first several minutes feature Dr. Richard Wokutch's commentary about Bill and his influence on his students and to his field: https://pitt.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=35d1480d-7b16-43e0-afb4-b13b012dd506

Below is the video of the April 2018 memorial gathering at which some of Bill’s students and colleagues spoke:

You can also view the video on YouTube.

Most of Bill's published books and articles are listed in the following three categories:

Other items are included in:

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