Faculty, Senior Fellows, and Management

The Mack Institute’s strength lies in the diversity of its viewpoints.

The leadership of the Mack Institute is comprised of three faculty co-directors and an executive director. Along with a core team of accomplished Wharton faculty members, they collaborate with our senior fellows, who are high-level executives and academic leaders experienced in innovation management.

Mack Institute faculty
PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie; Co-directors Christian Terwiesch, Nicolaj Siggelkow, and Harbir Singh; and Executive Director Saikat Chaudhuri

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 Leadership

Harbir Singh
Harbir Singh
Co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
Vice Dean for Global Initiatives
Faculty Director for Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business
Mack Professor of Management

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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.

Research Areas

Strategies for corporate acquisitions; corporate governance; joint ventures; management buyouts; corporate restructuring.

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Nicolaj Siggelkow
Nicolaj Siggelkow
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.

Research Areas

Competitive strategy; evolution of fit; firms as systems of interconnected choices.

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Christian Terwiesch
Christian Terwiesch
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.

Research Areas

Innovation Management; analyzing operational performance; lean operations; R&D management; innovation portfolios; various industries, including hospitals, pharmaceuticals, online stores, semi-conductors, financial services

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Saikat Chaudhuri
Saikat Chaudhuri
Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
Adjunct Associate Professor of Management

More about Saikat Chaudhuri

Saikat Chaudhuri has served on the Wharton School faculty since 2004, where his research encompasses high-technology mergers and acquisitions, high-end outsourcing, and technological innovation in dynamic environments. He teaches MBA, undergraduate, and executive education courses on corporate development and M&A as well as innovation management. His publications span scholarly and managerial outlets, and he has received several teaching awards from the Wharton School, besides recognition from professional associations such as the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society. His work has been cited by leading media, and he is often interviewed or quoted by the press on contemporary business affairs. Professor Chaudhuri has been invited to speak at corporate forums, industry events, and academic conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Based on his research and experience, he has provided consulting on developing and implementing acquisition, innovation management, and corporate growth strategies for a range of technology-based companies, besides providing expert legal testimony and advising the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities.

Research Areas

Technological innovation; mergers and acquisitions; outsourcing; organizational adaptation

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J-P-MacDuffie
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.

Research Areas

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

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Faculty Emeritus in Residence

George Day
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.”

Research Areas

Competitive strategies in global markets; new product development and management; market structure and competitive analysis; strategic planning processes and methods; marketing management.

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Jitendra Singh
Jitendra V. Singh
Faculty Emeritus in Residence
Michael Jebsen Professor of Business and Dean, Hong Kong Science and Technology University

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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.

Research Areas

Indian business leadership; developing firm capabilities; organizational evolution; organizational change

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Core Team

Raffi Amit
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.

Research Areas

Entrepreneurship; family business; strategic management; venture capital financing; eBusiness

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David Asch
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.

Research Areas

Clinician and patient decision making; health care management; health policy; medical ethics; physician executives; technology assessment; behavioral economics

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William Hamilton
William F. Hamilton
Ralph Landau Professor Emeritus of Management and Technology

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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.

Research Areas

Technology strategy and planning; entrepreneurship; technological innovation

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David Hsu
David Hsu
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.

Research Areas

Intellectual property rights; start-up innovation; strategies for commercializing technological innovation; venture capital

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Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar
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.

Research Areas

Control systems; robotics; mechanical systems

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Dan Levinthal
Daniel A. Levinthal
Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy
Chair, Management Department

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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.

Research Areas

Industry evolution, organizational learning, technological competition

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Brian Litt
Brian Litt
Professor of Neurology and Bioengineering (BE)
Director, Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania

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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.

Research Areas

Computational neuroscience; experimental neuroscience

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Lori Rosenkopf
Lori Rosenkopf
Simon and Midge Palley Professor; Professor of Management
Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division

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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.

Research Areas

Technological and organizational evolution; innovation diffusion; learning in interorganizational networks

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Karl Ulrich
Karl T. Ulrich
CIBC Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and e-Commerce
Vice Dean of Innovation

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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.

Research Areas

Innovation; product design and development; entrepreneurship

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Sidney G Winter
Sidney G. Winter
Deloitte and Touche Emeritus Professor of Management

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.

Research Areas

Firm capabilities; technological change; competitive advantage

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Academic Senior Fellows


Olivier Chatain
Olivier Chatain
Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy, HEC Paris

More about Olivier Chatain

Olivier Chatain holds a diploma from ESSEC, an M.Sc. from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, an MS.c. and a PhD from INSEAD. His latest publication “How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?”, forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal, examines how rivalry in the product market shapes competitive interactions and supply in the market for strategic resources. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal. Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier served on the faculty at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Areas

Competitive strategy; formal models applied to business strategy

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Joydeep Chatterjee
Joydeep Chatterjee
Assistant Professor, Global Strategic Management, University of Washington, Bothell

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.

Research Areas

Global competition; dynamic capability development; evolution of corporate scope with special emphasis on the Information Technology Services sector

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Gary Dushnitsky
Gary Dushnitsky
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.

Research Areas

Corporate venturing; Entrepreneurial finance; Crowdfunding; Angel investors

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Anuja Gupta
Anuja Gupta
Assistant Professor of Strategy International Business, and Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, School of Business, Rutgers University at Camden

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Anuja Gupta teaches Strategy & Leadership courses at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She 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.

Research Areas

Strategy, leadership; capability development and adaptation, technological innovation, global strategy, and emerging economy multinationals

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Sarah Kaplan
Sarah Kaplan
Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

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Sarah Kaplan is Professor of Strategic Management and Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is Director of Rotman’s Institute for Gender + the Economy. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book Creative Destruction and co-editor of the forthcoming book Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her research explores how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies, with a particular focus on the role of interpretive practices. Her studies examine biotechnology, communications, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. She is Senior Editor at Organization Science, formerly Guest Editor of a special issue on new research methods at Strategic Management Journal, formerly Associate Editor for The Academy of Management Annals, and sits on the Editorial Boards of the Strategic Management Journal and Organization Studies. She previously was a member of the faculty of the Wharton School.

Research Areas

Biotechnology; fiber optics; personal digital assistant; financial services; nanotechnology

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Thomas Klueter
Thomas Klueter
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, IESE Business School, University of Navarra

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Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra. He 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. His work has been been published in European Management Review, and Proceedings, and has been presented at several international conferences. In 2013, his dissertation-related work was among the finalists of the Druid Young Scholar Paper award and the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) division best paper at Academy of Management. He won the best student paper prize within the TIM division at AoM 2013.

Research Areas

The intersection of strategic entrepreneurship and technology innovation; interdependencies of startups and established firms in innovation; the discovery of new technologies as well as their development and commercialization

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Felipe Monteiro
Felipe Monteiro
Assistant Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

More about Felipe Monteiro

Felipe Monteiro is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. He obtained his PhD 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. His research focuses on global open innovation and on knowledge processes within multinational corporations (MNCs), in particular, on how MNCs access external knowledge across organizational, technological and geographic boundaries. Felipe is also leading a research project on foreign direct investment strategies of MNCs headquartered in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries. His research has been published in top academic and managerial journals and won or was nominated to prestigious awards at the Academy of International Business, at the Academy of Management and at the Strategic Management Society. Professor Monteiro was a member of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology’s CORE Global Expert network, a small group of leading academics advising Samsung in the area of global innovation management, from 2009 to 2011.

Research Areas

Global knowledge sourcing; multinational management; knowledge sharing processes; global innovation management; emerging markets multinationals; field research methods

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Charlotte Ren
Charlotte Ren
Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University

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Charlotte Ren previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Purdue University. She has a PhD 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). Her research focuses on innovation management and competitive strategy and covers a variety of industries including retail, aircraft, hard disk drives, computer workstations, and charter schools. She is published in the field’s leading academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, and the Journal of Management.

Dr. Ren teaches courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels on strategy, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation management, and cross-sector collaboration. Also a social entrepreneur herself, she designed and launched the Penn Restorative Entrepreneurship Program, an innovative initiative geared towards helping formerly incarcerated individuals become socially responsible entrepreneurs.

Research Areas

Competitive Strategy, Innovation Management, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Organizational Learning

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Raj Srivastava
Raj Srivastava
Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business

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Rajendra Srivastava is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Novartis Professor of Marketing strategy and Innovation. He comes with an experience of over 30 years as an academic and administrator. He has held several tenured faculty and administrative positions during his career. Before joining the ISB, he was Provost and Deputy President of Academic Affairs at Singapore Management University.

His research interests include Marketing Strategy, Marketing Metrics, and Brand/Customer Management. His current work focuses on Business Model Innovations, especially in Services, B2B, Technology and Emerging Markets. He is best known globally, for his work on measuring the impact of market-facing business processes (innovation, supply-chain and customer management), that create value for customers, and the value of market-based assets (customers, channels, brands and value networks). He is also well known for his work in competitive market structures and brand equity/strategic brand management. His latest research and teaching interests also include Strategic Performance Management, Marketing Accountability and Driving Growth and Shareholder Value.

Research Areas

Marketing metrics; Brand management; Customer management; Marketing strategy

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Gita Surie
Gita Surie
Professor of Management, Marketing and Decision Sciences, Adelphi University

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Gita Surie is an Associate Professor of Management and Marketing and Decision Sciences at Adelphi University. 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.

Research Areas

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

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Andy Wu
Andy Wu
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 of the Harvard Business School. He studies organizational structure as a capability for the acquisition and utilization of human, financial, and social capital in technology-focused entrepreneurial ventures, through the lenses of organizational economics and strategic management. His current research looks at organizational decision-making in venture capital, diversity in R&D production team composition, corporate board committees, skilled immigration, and other topics.

He received his PhD and MS in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his SB in Economics and in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Areas

Venture Capital; Corporate Venture Capital; Alliances; Angel Investors; Software; SBIR

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Industry Senior Fellows


Junichi Endo
Junichi Endo
President and CEO, NMKV

More about Junichi Endo

Junichi Endo, WG’93, has been in the automotive industries for 33 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 President and CEO of NMKV, a fifty-fifty joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to plan and develop mini cars in Japan. He also serves on the Asian Executive Board of the Wharton School.

Prior to establishing NMKV, from 2007 to 2011, he was the Senior Vice President in charge of Global Marketing and Sales, Global After Sales, 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 and 2017, 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.”

Research Areas

Automotive product planning, management of engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, marketing and sales, and aftersales and services

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Terry Fadem
Terry J. Fadem
President, Biomedical Research and Education Foundation

More about Terry Fadem

Terry Fadem is a business management consultant focused on accelerating the growth of new and innovative businesses. His interest is on speeding up the process of moving ideas to market which he has accomplished as a leader in both the academic and business communities. At the University of Pennsylvania, he built the Office of Corporate Research for the Perelman School of Medicine, where he served as the Managing Director for ten years. In addition, he was the first Director of the Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Program (CAEP) for the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) at the University of Pennsylvania. Fadem was instrumental in developing a portfolio of over 200 Corporate/Penn Medicine collaborative research projects and a dozen major alliances that have resulted in discoveries, patents, papers, and most importantly, accelerated the translation of technology into products for patients. He served on a number of advisory boards and committees within Penn Medicine on clinical research and evidence based medicine and was also a member of the NIH Public Private Partnership oversight committee for the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) program.

Research Areas

Entrepreneurship; family business; strategic management; venture capital financing; eBusiness

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Michael Mandel
Michael Mandel
Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute

More about Michael Mandel

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.

Research Areas

Innovation and regulation; measurement of competitiveness and the impact of globalization

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Paul Schoemaker
Paul J. H. Schoemaker
Chairman, Decision Strategies International (DSI)

More about Paul Schoemaker

Paul J. H. Schoemaker is an author, educator, researcher, and entrepreneur in strategic management, decision-making, and leadership. He is the founder and executive chairman of Decision Strategies International, Inc. (DSI), a consulting and training firm specializing in strategic management and leadership. 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 more than ten 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 and, most recently, Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future.

Research Areas

Corporate renewal; decision theory; managerial decision making; business strategy

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Scott Snyder
Scott Snyder
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Safeguard Scientifics

More about Scott Snyder

Scott A. Snyder, PhD is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Safeguard Scientifics. He has over 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning, and technology management for both Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures, including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, Decision Strategies International, and OmniChoice. Dr. Snyder is the author of The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution (Pearson Education, Inc., 2009) and has been quoted as a thought leader on technology innovation in Forbes, Fortune, US News and World Report, the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and Knowledge@Wharton. Dr. Snyder is the founder and research director for the Wireless Innovation Council focused on cross-industry collaboration around emerging wireless opportunities. Dr. Snyder is also a Senior Fellow in the Management Department at the Wharton School, an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and has lectured at MIT, Babson, Duke, and INSEAD on decision-making, business and IT dtrategy, telecommunications, product design and development, and business intelligence.

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Terri Butrymowicz

Terri Butrymowicz

Program Manager

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 a continuing education program for nursing and allied health professionals.


Michelle Eckert

Michelle Eckert

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Michelle is Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Mack Institute, where she works to engage students, researchers, and corporate partners in opportunities for collaboration. Michelle received her B.A. in Art from Valparaiso University. Her background includes two AmeriCorps terms of service teaching out-of-school youth in Philadelphia, focusing particularly on promoting access to higher education.


Kate Fitz-Henry

Kate Fitz-Henry

Administrative Coordinator

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Pragna Kolli

Pragna Kolli

Research Associate

Pragna Kolli is a Research Associate with the Mack Institute. She graduated with an MBA from the Wharton School in 2015, and prior to joining the Mack Institute she worked as a management consultant. She also held several managerial positions in the financial services industry for 7 years.

Pragna’s career interests lie in the areas of innovation and strategy, and she currently contributes to the thought leadership at Mack. Pragna also has a graduate degree in management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA, India), focused on managing organizations for economic development.


Joe Nebistinsky

Joe Nebistinsky

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.


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Rachel Szkaradnik

Business Administrator

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