The Mack Institute’s strength lies in the diversity of its viewpoints.
The faculty leadership collaborate with a core team of accomplished Wharton faculty members, and our senior fellows, who are high-level executives and academic leaders experienced in innovation management.
The institute’s faculty share their considerable cross-disciplinary expertise through courses at every level. Outside of the classroom, our faculty, senior fellows, and management team organize events and direct research projects that significantly expand understanding in the field of innovation management and reflect the strategic concerns of our partners.
Faculty & Executive Leadership
Co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
Faculty Director for Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business
Mack Professor of Management
More about Harbir Singh
Harbir Singh has served as past Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and Chair of Wharton’s Management Department. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading management journals. His research on the role of cultural distance in explaining the choice of entry mode by multinationals won the “JIBS Decade Award”, presented by the Journal of International Business Studies. He has also received the Strategic Management Society’s Award for Outstanding Research. He is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, the premier professional body for research in strategy, and was named its Dean in 2015. Harbir has taught extensively in Wharton’s multiple degree programs. He is on the Academic Advisory Board of the Indian School of Business, and has been a Visiting Professor at the London Business School and Bocconi University, Italy. He has worked with companies such as Glaxo Smithkline, Verizon, Cisco, and the Aditya Birla Group on issues relating to strategy, alliances and acquisitions.
Strategies for corporate acquisitions; corporate governance; joint ventures; management buyouts; corporate restructuring.
Co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
David M. Knott Professor
More about Nicolaj Siggelkow
Professor Siggelkow has been the recipient of multiple MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, including the Class of 1984 Award presented to the faculty member with the highest teaching rating in the MBA classroom, the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Teaching Award, the Wharton Award, and the Wharton Graduate Association Student Choice Award. His research has been published in the leading management journals. In 2008, he received the Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Contribution Award for the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier. Nicolaj is a member of the Editorial Review Boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, and Academy of Management Perspectives.
Competitive strategy; evolution of fit; firms as systems of interconnected choices.
Co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
More about Christian Terwiesch
Christian Terwiesch is a Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also is a Senior Fellow at Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. His research on Operations Management and on R&D and Innovation Management appears in many of the leading academic journals. Professor Terwiesch has researched with and consulted for various organizations, including a project on concurrent engineering for BMW, supply chain management for Intel and Medtronic, and product customization for Dell. Most of his current work relates to healthcare and innovation management. In the innovation space, recent projects include the management of the clinical development portfolio at Merck, the development of open innovation systems, and the design of patient centered care processes in the VA hospital system. Professor Terwiesch is the co-author of Matching Supply with Demand, a widely used text-book in Operations Management. His latest book, Innovation Tournaments, features a novel, process-based approach to innovation that has led to innovation tournaments in organizations around the world.
Innovation Management; analyzing operational performance; lean operations; R&D management; innovation portfolios; various industries, including hospitals, pharmaceuticals, online stores, semi-conductors, financial services
Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
Senior Fellow, the Wharton Center for Human Resources
More about Valery Yakubovich
Dr. Valery Yakubovich oversees all the Mack Institute’s programs and day-to-day operations. He focuses on bolstering synergy between the research, teaching, and practice of innovation management within the School, fostering dialogue between corporations and academics, and connecting with our corporate and regional partners’ innovation ecosystems.
Previously, he served as the founding Executive Director of Penn’s Computational Social Science Lab, where he oversaw the development of an innovative IT, data, and institutional infrastructure for large-scale open collaborative social sciences. He has diverse academic experience ranging from leading a national summer work program for university students in the former Soviet Union to conducting research, teaching, consulting, and fundraising at major academic and corporate institutions in the US and Europe. Dr. Yakubovich was on the Management Faculty of the Wharton School for several years, as well as the ESSEC Business School, where he was a full Professor of Management.
Dr. Yakubovich holds an MS in mathematics from Moscow State University, an MA in sociology from the University of Warwick, and a PhD in sociology from Stanford University. His research on organizational innovations and social networks has appeared in top academic and practitioner journals, including American Sociological Review, Human Relations, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and been featured in mass media, including the Financial Times and the New York Times.
John Paul MacDuffie
Director, Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), Mack Institute for Innovation Management
Professor of Management
More about John Paul MacDuffie
John Paul MacDuffie is Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) at Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management. PVMI carries on the work of the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP), the research network founded at M.I.T. to study the challenges facing the global automotive industry, which Professor MacDuffie co-directed from 2001-2012. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard University and his PhD degree from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. His global research on the determinants of high-performance manufacturing is featured centrally in the books The Machine That Changed the World and After Lean Production: Evolving Employment Practices in the World Auto Industry. He is a founding board member of the Industry Studies Association and a member of the Automotive Experts Group at the Federal Reserve Bank.
Links between corporate strategy and human resource management systems, managing people over distance, diffusion of management practices, flexible/lean production systems, high-involvement work systems, product and organizational architecture, organizational learning and collaboration
Faculty Emeritus in Residence
George S. Day
Faculty Emeritus in Residence
Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus
More about George Day
George Day is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus of Marketing. He has been a consultant to numerous corporations such as General Electric, IBM, Metropolitan Life, Marriott, Unilever, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, W.L.Gore and Associates, Coca-Cola, Boeing, LG Corp., Best Buy and Medtronic. He is the past chairman of the American Marketing Association. His primary areas of activity are marketing, the management of emerging technologies, organic growth and innovation, and competitive strategies in global markets. Dr. Day has authored eighteen books in the areas of marketing and strategic management. He has won ten best article award and one best book award, and two of his articles were among the top 25 most influential articles in marketing science in the past 25 years. In 2011 he was chosen as one of eleven “Legends in Marketing.”
Competitive strategies in global markets; new product development and management; market structure and competitive analysis; strategic planning processes and methods; marketing management.
William F. Hamilton
Ralph Landau Professor Emeritus of Management and Technology
More about William Hamilton
Dr. William Hamilton is the founder and Director of The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology and emeritus Landau Professor of Management and Technology in the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hamilton joined the faculty of the Wharton School in 1967. He has taught and conducted research in the areas of strategic management, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, decision analysis and corporate planning and policy. He has also received a number of teaching awards, including the Wharton School Anvil Award for Teaching Excellence, the University’s Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Wharton’s Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching and Wharton’s Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Technology strategy and planning; entrepreneurship; technological innovation
Jitendra V. Singh
Faculty Emeritus in Residence
More about Jitendra Singh
Jitendra V. Singh is currently Michael Jebsen Professor of Business, School of Business and Management at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. From 2014-21016, he was Dean of HKUST’s business school. Previously, he was the Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management and Vice Dean of International Academic Affairs at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests have in the past focus on strategy and organization, with a specific recent interest in emerging multinationals and business leadership in India. He has published about fifty papers in most of the leading management journals. He has earlier served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. He currently serves on the Asia Pacific Advisory Council of AACSB International and the Global Network Asia Advisory Board of EFMD Global Network. Jitendra has lectured worldwide to both executive and academic audiences. He has also been a consultant and adviser, having served on multiple boards of directors and advisory boards in US, India, Singapore and Hong Kong, both for non-profit and private corporations, including startups and established public companies.
Indian business leadership; developing firm capabilities; organizational evolution; organizational change
More about Sidney Winter
Sidney Winter is the Deloitte and Touche Professor of Management, Emeritus, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His career has included a total of about 8 years in policy research or government roles, including four years as Chief Economist of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The rest has been spent in academe, including tenured positions at three major universities, often with one foot in the economics department and the other in public policy or management. In 2008 he became the fourth internationally-known scholar to receive the Viipuri Prize in Strategic Management, awarded in Lappeenranta, Finland, and was named the Distinguished Lecturer of the Technology and Innovation Management division of the Academy of Management. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Strategic Management Society, and a member the Academy of Management and other scholarly organizations.
Firm capabilities; technological change; competitive advantage
Raphael (Raffi) Amit
Robert B. Goergen Professor of Entrepreneurship
Professor of Management
More about Raffi Amit
Dr. Amit is the Academic Director of the Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Programs which encompasses all of Wharton’s entrepreneurial programs. As well, he co-founded and leads the Wharton Global Family Alliance (WGFA), a unique academic-family business partnership established to enhance the marketplace advantage and the social wealth creation contributions of global families through thought leadership, knowledge transfer and the sharing of ideas and best practices among influential global families. Dr. Amit holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics, and received his PhD from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Dr. Amit’s current research and teaching interests center on family business management, governance, and finance, on venture capital and private equity investments, on the design of business models and on business strategy. He has published extensively in leading academic journals and is frequently quoted in a broad range of practitioner outlets.
Entrepreneurship; family business; strategic management; venture capital financing; eBusiness
David A. Asch, MD, MBA
Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Health Care Management, and Operations and Information Management
Executive Director, Center for Health Care Innovation
More about David Asch
Dr. David Asch is Professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School, Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School and Professor of Medicine , Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation. From 1998 to 2012 he was the Executive Director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania—a program that attracts approximately $125 million in research grant funding each year, largely from the NIH, making it one of the largest health policy research organizations in the world. He co-directs the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Asch has extensive experience studying the clinical and economic decisions patients and providers make. Dr. Asch is the recipient of the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth (1997), the Outstanding Paper of the Year Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making (1997), the Nellie Westerman Prize from the American Federation for Medical Research (1998), the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation for Medical Research (1999), the Robert C. Witt Research Award for the best paper published by the American Risk and Insurance Association (2000), the Mid-Career Research Mentorship Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine (2004), the VA Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research (2008), the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (2009), and the John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine (2010). He is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Asch received an M.D. from Cornell University, a M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an A.B. from Harvard University.
Clinician and patient decision making; health care management; health policy; medical ethics; physician executives; technology assessment; behavioral economics
Richard A. Sapp Professor
Professor of Management
More about David Hsu
David Hsu is the Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Stanford University with undergraduate majors in economics and political science. After a few years working in industry, he received his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, followed by his PhD in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hsu’s research interests are in entrepreneurial innovation and management. Within that domain, he has investigated topics such as intellectual property management, start-up innovation, technology commercialization strategy, and venture capital. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Journal of Finance, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy. He serves as a department editor of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation department of Management Science. In 2008, Hsu was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellowship. At Wharton, he teaches two MBA electives, Entrepreneurship and Technology Strategy. At Penn, Hsu is Associate Faculty Director of the Weiss Tech House, which encourages and supports students in the creation, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies.
Intellectual property rights; start-up innovation; strategies for commercializing technological innovation; venture capital
David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School
Professor of Management
Chairperson, Management Department
More about Rahul Kapoor
Innovation; business ecosystems, technology strategy, industry evolution
Nemirovsky Family Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
UPS Foundation Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)
Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)
More about Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. His research expertise includes control systems, robotics, and mechanical systems, and he is a member of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab, the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI), and the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS). He was honored as a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2005 and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2003 and was awarded the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1996 and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1991.
Vijay studies collective behaviors in biological and robotic systems. He and his group design novel architectures, create abstractions for systems of interacting individuals, and develop new algorithms for cooperating robots. The overarching themes in his research include modeling nature and developing bio-inspired architectures and algorithms, understanding group/individual dynamics, and the design and composition of controllers for robust, scaleable autonomous systems. Vijay’s key challenges include operation in unstructured, dynamic environments, integration of control, communication and perception, and scaling down to smaller sizes with limited actuation, sensing, and computational resources.
Control systems; robotics; mechanical systems
Daniel A. Levinthal
Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy
Chair, Management Department
More about Daniel Levinthal
Professor Levinthal is the Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy and the Chair of the Management Department at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a past Editor of Organization Science, a co-editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, and is the founding editor of Strategy Science. His research interests focus on issues of organizational adaptation and industry evolution, particularly in the context of technological change. Professor Levinthal completed his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University in 1979, and earned his PhD in Economics, Business, and Public Policy from the
Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 1985.
Industry evolution, organizational learning, technological competition
Professor of Neurology and Bioengineering (BE)
Director, Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
More about Brian Litt
Brian’s laboratory focuses on translating NeuroEngineering research directly into patient care through a collaboration between Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Engineering. While epilepsy is the lab’s core focus, its multidisciplinary efforts span a variety of scientific and clinical interests including functional neurosurgery, network and computational neuroscience, movement disorders, intra-operative and ICU monitoring, and other brain network disorders. Specific areas of focus include automated implantable devices, understanding how seizures begin and spread, interpreting multi-scale neurosignals through machine learning, mapping functional networks and circuits in human brain, recording oscillations and modulating them via computer controlled electrical stimulation, and novel electronics technology for high fidelity electrophysiologic recording and brain modulation Dr. Litt is active as an active clinician, medical entrepreneur and inventor. He is also a member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) and holds an MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Computational neuroscience; experimental neuroscience
Simon and Midge Palley Professor; Professor of Management
Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division
More about Lori Rosenkopf
Dr. Lori Rosenkopf is the Vice Dean and Director of the Wharton Undergraduate Division and a Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD in Management of Organizations from Columbia University, an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. She has worked for Eastman Kodak as an industrial engineer and internal consultant as well as for AT&T Bell Laboratories as a systems engineer in new service development. Lori joined Wharton in 1993 and teaches courses on innovation, high-tech entrepreneurship, and networks to executives, MBA students, and undergraduates. Lori is a member of the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. She has served on the executive committees of both the Organization and Management Theory and the Technology and Innovation Management divisions of the Academy of Management.
Technological and organizational evolution; innovation diffusion; learning in interorganizational networks
Karl T. Ulrich
CIBC Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce
Vice Dean of Innovation
More about Karl Ulrich
Karl T. Ulrich is the CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development. He is the co-author of Product Design and Development (4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2008), a textbook used by a quarter of a million students worldwide. His most recent book is Innovation Tournaments. He is the winner of many teaching awards, including the Anvil Award, the Miller-Sherrerd Award, and the Excellence in Teaching Award at The Wharton School. At Penn, he co-founded the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Product Design Program, two institutions fostering innovation in the university community. In addition to his academic work, Professor Ulrich has led dozens of innovation efforts for medical devices, tools, computer peripherals, food products, web-based services, and sporting goods. As a result of this work, he holds more than 20 patents. Professor Ulrich is a founder of Terrapass Inc. which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005, and he is a designer of the Xootr scooter, which Business Week recognized as one of the 50 coolest products of the 21st Century. Professor Ulrich holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT.
Innovation; product design and development; entrepreneurship
Academic Senior Fellows
Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
More about Hessam Bavafa
Hessam Bavafa is an Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wisconsin School of Business. He also holds an affiliate appointment with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He conducts research using econometric analysis and stochastic optimization models to study topics such as telemedicine and remote monitoring technologies, strategic capacity management, pharmaceutical quality management, and people-centric determinants of performance (e.g., learning and fatigue).
Professor Bavafa has worked with leading organizations such as the US Food and Drug Administration, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia, Veterans Health Administration, and University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In 2019, he held a visiting position as Senior Innovation Strategist at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation.
Professor Bavafa received his PhD and master’s degrees in Operations Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a master’s degree in Operations Research from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He teaches Business Analytics at the Wisconsin School of Business, for which he has received teaching awards.
Health care operations; econometric analysis; stochastic modeling; pharmaceutical quality management; innovation
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Professor, Strategy and Business Policy, HEC Paris
More about Olivier Chatain
Olivier Chatain holds a diploma from ESSEC, an MSc from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, and an MSc and a PhD from INSEAD.
Chatain studies how firms interact with their competitive environment, with an emphasis on developing the value-based foundations of business strategy. He has applied and further developed these methods to study how client-specific value creation affects firm strategy and the deployment of their key resources. Moreover, his research has investigated how firms shape their competitive environment thanks to non-market strategies and interventions in markets for strategic resources. His current research builds on these insights to understand value creation in business ecosystems as well as how firms increasingly interact with state and non-state actors beyond the economic sphere.
His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier a faculty member of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation received the AOM’s Business Policy and Strategy division Outstanding Dissertation Award.
At HEC Paris, Olivier teaches competitive strategy to MBA, MSc and PhD students. Olivier serves as an associate editor of the Strategic Management Journal, and an editorial board member of Strategy Science.
Competitive strategy; Formal models applied to business strategy; Non-market strategies
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Global Strategic Management, Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick, New Jersey
More about Joydeep Chatterjee
Dr. Chatterjee received his PhD in Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and an MBA in International Business from the George Washington University. At the George Washington University, he won the Global Leaders, and Potomac Fellowships and at Wharton he received the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Center for Leadership & Change Management Research Fellowships. Before embarking on his academic career, Dr. Chatterjee worked as a Financial Analyst at the World Bank in Washington, DC and as a Software Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions in India and the U.S.
Global competition; dynamic capability development; evolution of corporate scope with special emphasis on the Information Technology Services sector
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
More about Gary Dushnitsky
Dr. Gary Dushnitsky’s work focuses on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation. He explores the shifting landscape of entrepreneurial finance, exploring such topics as corporate venture capital, crowdfunding and angel investors. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, including Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and Nature Biotechnology.
He advises corporations in the high-tech, food, clean technology and pharmaceutical sectors on a host of corporate venturing issues, and has been involved in several industry reports, as well as keynotes and panels such as the YPO, World Economic Forum, OECD, EVCA, BVCA and others. His studies have been covered in the business media, including Businessweek, Dow Jones News, Entrepreneur magazine and the Financial Times.
Corporate venturing; Entrepreneurial finance; Crowdfunding; Angel investors
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Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Healthcare Business; Director of MBA program; Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, University of the Sciences
More about Anuja Gupta
Anuja Gupta earned her PhD in Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and obtained her MBA (PGDM) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. Her undergraduate studies were in Economics (Honors), and she ranked first in the university among all social sciences and was granted the University Gold Medal. Anuja’s research interests are in the areas of Strategy and Leadership. Her current research analyzes firm adaptation and innovation in dynamic environments, the globalization of emerging economy firms, and leadership in emerging economies. She has received several grants for her research from the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, the Center for Leadership and Change Management, and the Reginald H. Jones Center, all at Wharton. Recently, she (along with Prof. Mauro Guillen) received a grant from Wharton’s Global Initiatives Research Program to study Indian multinationals and their globalization strategies. Anuja has presented her research at several global conferences and has papers under review at top tier management journals. She is also a trained Executive Coach.
Strategy, leadership; capability development and adaptation, technological innovation, global strategy, and emerging economy multinationals
Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE); Professor of Strategic Management; Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management
More about Sarah Kaplan
Sarah Kaplan is Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is author of the business bestseller, Creative Destruction, and her latest book The 360º Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation, both of which address the challenges of innovation and organizational change in our society.
Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where she remains a Senior Fellow), and a consultant for nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she completed her PhD research at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality and other social goods.
Biotechnology; fiber optics; personal digital assistant; financial services; nanotechnology
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Analysis of Business Problems, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
More about Thomas Klueter
Thomas holds a PhD in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from University of Pennsylvania, an MA from University of Pennsylvania and University College Dublin and a BA Science from Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuertemberg. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he was a financial analyst and project manager at IBM and JP Morgan. In those functions, he was involved in several worldwide projects in corporate finance and business development.
Thomas’ research interests lie at the intersection of strategic entrepreneurship and innovation. He focuses on how established and emerging firms manage technological change and the strategies firms pursue to develop and commercialize new technologies. His work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Nature Biotechnology, Organization Science and Research Policy among others.
Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index; Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy, INSEAD
More about Felipe Monteiro
Professor Monteiro received six times the INSEAD Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching. Before joining INSEAD, he was a standing faculty member at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where, during four consecutive years (2009-2012), he received the “Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” Teaching Award for his outstanding contributions and commitment to educational excellence in the MBA core curriculum. In 2011, he also received the Wharton Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior to that, Professor Monteiro was a Fellow, and an award-winning teacher, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He has also worked as a Senior Researcher at the Harvard Business School’s Latin American Research and as an Adjunct Professor at IBMEC Business School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he won seven teaching awards between 1998 and 2002. Prior to joining academia, Felipe was a Senior Analyst at Banco do Brasil acting as an advisor to foreign companies investing in Brazil.
At INSEAD, Professor Monteiro is the Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). Launched for the first time in 2013, the GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent. Professor Monteiro is also the Director of the PGA-Programa de Gestao Avancada (an Advanced Management Program in partnership with FDC-Brazil) for Brazilian CEOs, owners and top executives.
His research, which was published in top journals (Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of International Business Studies, among others), focuses on global open innovation and the role of boundary spanners Professor Monteiro received important awards from the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the Strategic Management Society. His case studies about TAG Heuer, EBX Group, Fashion Forward Dubai and ENEL were the winners of best case awards in 2018, 2019 and 2021. He is part of the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Expert Network about Future of the Digital Economy and Society; Latin America and; Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was also a member of the WEF’s Advisory Group on “The Emerging Best Practices of Brazilian Globalizers.”
Professor Monteiro consults and gives talks for companies and governments worldwide. He has worked with leading organizations including Banco do Brasil, the Brazilian Confederation of Industries (CNI), British Telecom, DSM, EBX Group, Embraer, Emirates Airline, ENEL, FC Barcelona, Gerdau, Grupo Elektra, Haier, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Related Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Samsung, Stefanini, TAG Heuer, Telefonica, WEF, and YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). He has taught, written cases and/or done research in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, England, France, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Professor Monteiro obtained his Ph.D. in Strategic and International Management at the London Business School. He also has a LL.B. (JD equivalent) degree, cum laude, from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a M.Sc. in Business Administration from COPPEAD/UFRJ, Brazil and a MRes in Business Studies from London Business School.
Global knowledge sourcing; multinational management; knowledge sharing processes; global innovation management; emerging markets multinationals; field research methods
Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University
More about Charlotte Ren
Charlotte Ren is a Professor of Practice in Strategy and Innovation at the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. Previously she was on the faculty of Purdue University (Krannert), University of Pennsylvania (SP2) and Temple University (Fox). Her research focuses on innovation management and competitive strategy and has been published in top journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Management. She was the 2008 recipient of the Inaugural IDEA Award (Research Promise) from the AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division.
She also received numerous teaching awards including the 2017 Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award from the AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division and the 2019 Faculty of the Year Award (full-time MBA program) from Temple’s Fox School of Business. She is currently serving as a Representative-at-Large for the AOM (Entrepreneurship Division) and the Strategic Management Society (Competitive Strategy Interest Group).
Charlotte holds a Ph.D. in Management and an M.A. in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics and a minor degree in Law from Peking University (China).
Competitive strategy, innovation management, corporate entrepreneurship, organizational learning
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Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business
More about Raj Srivastava
Rajendra Srivastava is the Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation at the Indian School of Business (ISB) (Hyderabad & Mohali) and as Professor Emeritus at Singapore Management University (SMU). He has served Dean at ISB, as Provost and Deputy President at SMU, and as Senior Associate Dean at both the University of Texas at Austin and at Emory University. He is Senior Advisor to the Dean for ISB’s Centre for Business Innovation and Executive Fellows Program in Management.
Raj has been instrumental in guiding the growth of ISB and SMU both in terms of size and global academic recognition. His contributions to the field of Marketing have been recognized by American Marketing Association which appointed him as a 2020 AMA Fellow. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation (Wharton), and the Institute for Studies in Business Markets (ISBM) at Penn State.
A pracademic (practical academic) at heart, he is a strong proponent for inter-disciplinary research and collaboration between industry, government and academic. He is leading research on Business Innovation and Digital Transformation at ISB’s Centre for Business Innovation. He is recognized globally for his work on business models integrating (1) strategy development with (2) implementation via operations and market-facing business processes while (3) keeping an eye on financial performance and market value. He is recognized globally for his work on brand equity and the value of off-balance sheet intangible assets (brands, IP, market channels and ecosystems) and marketing accountability.
A global thought leader, he has been a visiting scholar at leading academic institutions and has consulted and provided high potential executive training across North and Latin America, Europe, Asia (India, China, Russia, and SE Asia), South Africa and Australia to over 50 leading global corporations. He serves on corporate and academic advisory boards.
He holds a B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, MS (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Rhode Island, and MBA and Ph.D. in Business from the University of Pittsburgh.
Marketing metrics; Brand management; Customer management; Marketing strategy
Professor of Management, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University
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Gita Surie is a Professor of Management at Adelphi University’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business. Professor Surie’s research interests include technological innovation, organizational evolution, globalization, entrepreneurship, emerging economies, and leadership. In 2013, she was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru senior scholar award to do research on renewable energy in rural communities in India. She is the author of the 2009 book Knowledge, Organizational Evolution, and Market Creation: The Globalization of Indian Firms from Steel to Software (Edward Elgar Publishing); and co-author of “Southern Asia Cluster: The Organizational and Societal Worldviews and their Foundations” (Chapter in Creating Performing Organizations, New Delhi: Sage Publications). Professor Surie holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management from the Wharton School, a master’s in Economics from Columbia University and a B.A. with honors from Loreto College, Calcutta University.
Business policy and strategic management of knowledge intensive and multinational firms; globalization strategies of developing economy firms; management of technological innovation; new organizational forms; innovation systems and economic development; leadership and ethics
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
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Andy Wu is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the MBA and Executive Education programs. He conducts research on strategies for how technology entrepreneurs internally organize for innovation and externally mobilize resources to achieve scale. He received the HBS Wyss Award, HBS Williams Award, Poets & Quants 40 Under 40, and Penn Prize in recognition of commitment and excellence in teaching and mentoring.
Professor Wu is a founder, director, investor, or advisor of several technology ventures. He holds several patents across rapid prototyping, medical imaging, robotics, and e-commerce.
He received a PhD and MS in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, he received a Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship. He earned his SB in economics and mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Burchard Scholar.
Venture Capital; Corporate Venture Capital; Alliances; Angel Investors; Software; SBIR
Associate Professor of Strategy, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
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Minyuan Zhao is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Minyuan’s research examines the interactions between firm strategy and external environment in a global context. Her work on multinational innovation and intellectual property (IP) strategies has been published in top journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies. Prior to joining Olin, Minyuan was on the faculty of the Wharton School (UPenn), Ross School of Business (Michigan), and before that, Carlson School of Management (Minnesota). She was the recipient of the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from the Michigan EMBA program, the 2013 Best Educator Award from the NUS-UCLA EMBA program, and the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award from the Wharton School. She had work experience in entrepreneurship, government think tank, and the automotive industry, and is a frequent commentator on the current global business environment and China-related topics.
Strategies for innovation and intellectual property; global strategy; global business environment; emerging markets
Industry Senior Fellows
Senior Vice President, M&S Japan-ASEAN, Nissan Motor Co.
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Junichi Endo, WG93, has been in the automotive industries more than 30 years and is well-versed in the total management of upstream to downstream automobile industry. His upstream planning includes management of product planning, engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing. In addition, he oversees marketing & sales, aftersales parts and accessories as well as customer services.
He is currently the Senior Vice President in charge of Marketing & Sales Japan-ASEAN at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Prior to the current position, from 2011 to 2022, he was President and CEO of NMKV, a fifty-fifty joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to plan and develop mini cars in Japan. In 2022, successfully launched new Nissan Sakura and Mitsubishi ek X EV which has not only integrated Nissan’s advanced technologies with Mitsubishi Motors’ expertise in manufacturing Kei cars, but also the two companies’ combined electrification technologies. In 2019, NMKV successfully launched new Nissan Dayz and Mitsubishi ek Wagon in Japan by fusing strengths of Nissan’s engineering & advanced technologies and Mitsubishi’s optimized manufacturing for mini-cars. This was the first case of the alliance between Nissan and Mitsubishi and these two models won Car of the Year for 2020 by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC) and 2019-2020 Japan Car of the Year’s Small Mobility award.
Prior to establishing NMKV, from 2007 to 2011, he was the Senior Vice President in charge of Global Marketing and Sales, Global Aftersales, as well as Global Conversion and Accessory at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Yokohama, Japan. He also served on the Executive Committee in Nissan as the youngest Japanese member.
On the academic side in 2013, he introduced Nissan to the Wharton Global Modular Course (GMC), in which he wrote “Discussion paper on Nissan’s Global Supply Chain Management” to highlight the roles of mother plants and the global production engineering center. In 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019, he orchestrated and instructed the Wharton GMC’s course, as a lecturer in which he taught: “Global Supply Chain Management in Japan” and “Sustaining National Competitiveness by Leveraging Capabilities: Japan’s Approach, Progress, and Future Challenges.”
Automotive product planning, management of engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, marketing and sales, and aftersales and services
Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
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Michael Mandel is chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) in Washington, where he supervises PPI’s global research and policy work. His main focus is the use of policy to stimulate innovation and economic growth, in both developed and developing countries. Key research interests include the link between innovation, productivity, and job creation; the impact of regulation on innovation; the effect of the international tax system on innovation; and the development of new methodologies for tracking emerging occupations such as app developer.
Innovation and regulation; measurement of competitiveness and the impact of globalization
Paul J. H. Schoemaker
Founder and Executive Chairman, Q2 Technologies LLC
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Paul J. H. Schoemaker is an author, educator, researcher, and entrepreneur in strategic management, decision-making, and leadership. He founded and served as CEO and chairman of Decision Strategies International, Inc. (DSI), a consulting and training firm specializing in strategic management and leadership (sold in 2016). The company’s clients include several of the largest corporations worldwide, as well as over a hundred of the Fortune 500. Paul is internationally known for his many articles (he ranks in the top 1 percent of scholarly citations globally) and 11 books on decision-making and strategy, including Decision Traps; Winning Decisions; Wharton on Managing Emerging Technologies; Profiting from Uncertainty; Peripheral Vision; Chips, Clones and Living Beyond 100; Brilliant Mistakes; Winning the Long Game; and, most recently, See Sooner, Act Faster with George S. Day. He served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Wharton, where he still teaches strategy and decision-making at times.
Corporate renewal; decision theory; managerial decision-making; business strategy; digital tools
Chief Digital Officer, EVERSANA
Adjunct Faculty, The Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
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Dr. Snyder is a recognized thought leader in technology and innovation. He has more than 30 years of experience in emerging technologies, business strategy and innovation, and digital transformation for Global 1000 companies and startup ventures. He is the co-author of Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors and the author of The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution and numerous other articles on emerging technologies and innovation.
Dr. Snyder is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and has lectured at MIT, Babson, Duke, Georgia Tech and INSEAD on Digital Innovation, Decision-making, Business and IT Strategy, Emerging Technologies, Product Design and Development, and Big Data/Analytics. Dr. Snyder has been a Digital Economy Project Fellow for the World Economic Forum and sits on the Penn Health Tech Advisory Board. He also holds three patents for personalization engines and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications including CIO Magazine, WIRED, Forbes, Knowledge@Wharton, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and the Financial Times.
Dr. Snyder is currently the Chief Digital Officer of EVERSANA focused on accelerating the life sciences commercialization model. Dr. Snyder was recently the Global Head of Digital and Innovation at Heidrick Consulting where he is still a Senior Advisor. Before Heidrick, he was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Safeguard Scientifics which provides capital and relevant expertise to fuel the growth of technology-driven businesses in healthcare, financial services and digital media. Prior to Safeguard, Dr. Snyder was the Co-Founder, President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mobiquity (recently acquired by Hexaware), a leader in delivering innovative mobile and digital solutions for enterprises, where he continues to be Chairman of Mobiquity’s Advisory Board.
Dr. Snyder has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, has been the CEO of a leading strategic planning firm, Decision Strategies International (now part of Heidrick & Struggles), and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Fulton Financial Corporation (FFC).
Dr. Snyder earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
Terri is the Program Manager for the Mack Institute. She works to implement the institute’s programming and events on an operational level. Terri received her BS in Marketing from Philadelphia University and has an extensive background in event planning and program management. Prior to joining the Mack Institute, Terri worked for a healthcare publishing company for eight years as a coordinator for their national job fair and tradeshow programs, and for a continuing education program for nursing and allied health professionals.
As Administrative Coordinator for the Mack Institute, Kate wears whichever hat the moment requires, assisting her colleagues with projects and events while maintaining up-to-date contact lists and full office supply cupboards. Kate received her BA in Spanish from Earlham College, and came to the Mack Institute after nine years as Assistant Bursar at a small college in upstate New York. Previous to that, she coordinated finances and events for an organization that provided grants and ongoing professional education for primary and secondary school teachers. She also fondly recalls her early years as a photo lab technician.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Emma helps the Mack Institute communicate with the Penn community and the larger world. From publicizing events to spotlighting new research, she seeks to creatively communicate the Mack mission of collaborative innovation. Emma holds a BA and MA in English literature and has worked extensively in nonprofit and digital communications.
Associate Director for Industry Engagement
Joe’s role with the Mack Institute is threefold: he works with our Corporate Partners to develop programs that facilitate learning, help address partner needs, and offer cross-industry networking opportunities. This includes hosting conferences and workshops, providing speaking opportunities, and facilitating Mack Talks to disseminate knowledge and best practices throughout partner organizations.
As a long-time Wharton employee, Rachel acts as Business Administrator for the Mack Institute as well as another Wharton department. She manages all things financial including budgets, purchasing, and payroll, with an eye to finding the most efficient and effective ways to accomplish the Institute’s goals while also adhering to school and university policies.