The Mack Institute’s strength lies in the diversity of its viewpoints.
The leadership of the Mack Institute comprises 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.
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.
Executive Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management
More about Cristobal Garcia
Cristobal Garcia brings over two decades of strategic, operational, and research experience in Innovation Management to his role. He has led more than 100 innovation projects in the U.S., Mexico, France, and China serving diverse industries and organizations from Fortune 500 companies to startups. He has been a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, board member, and advisor. Previously, Cristobal conducted research at MIT on how universities accelerate innovation. He has worked with governments and industry clusters to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems. He has co-directed a nonprofit Center for Sustainable Innovation and has directed comprehensive innovation programs for six universities.
He is author and editor of over 15 books. His latest book, Universities as Engines of Economic Development, identifies a set of practices illustrated with cases featuring universities around the world that effectively integrate education, research, and catalyzing innovation by fostering knowledge exchange. Cristobal holds a Master in Engineering and Management from MIT, and a Master in Science from New York University. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Innovation management; systems thinking; entrepreneurship; learning and collaboration; higher education; sustainable development; innovation ecosystems.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Academic Senior Fellows
Assistant Professor, Operations & Information Management, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
More about Hessam Bavafa
Hessam Bavafa is an Assistant 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. His recent projects, based on econometric analysis and stochastic optimization models, have focused on innovation in health care delivery models, physician workload, panel sizes in primary care, and hospital resource management.
Professor Bavafa received his PhD and master’s degrees in Operations Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. 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.
Professor Bavafa has worked with leading health care organizations such as the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia, Veterans Health Administration, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and British Columbia Children’s Hospital. In 2019, he held a visiting position as Senior Innovation Strategist at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation.
Professor Bavafa teaches Business Analytics at the Wisconsin School of Business.
Health care operations; econometric analysis; stochastic modeling; lean operations; innovation
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 “NGOs and the Creation of Value in Supply Chains”, forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal, examines how strategic interactions between NGOs and firms affects value creation. 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.
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
Assistant Professor of Strategy International Business, and Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, School of Business, Rutgers University at Camden
More about Anuja Gupta
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.
Strategy, leadership; capability development and adaptation, technological innovation, global strategy, and emerging economy multinationals
Professor of Strategic Management, 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, 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, Research Policy, the European Management Review, and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, and has been presented at several international conferences.
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
Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD
More about Felipe Monteiro
During four consecutive years (2014-2017), Professor Monteiro received 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). He 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 on knowledge processes within multinational corporations (MNCs), in particular, on how MNCs access external knowledge across organizational and geographic boundaries. 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. He was also a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 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, 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, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore, 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
Prior to joining to Fox, Dr. Ren was faculty at Purdue University and the University of Pennsylvania. She earned 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). Her research focuses on innovation management and competitive strategy, and covers a variety of industries including retail, aircraft manufacturing, movies, hard disk drives, computer workstations, machine tools, and charter schools.
Dr. Ren’s research is published in the field’s leading academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, and the Journal of Management. Her paper “The Rise and Fall of Entrepreneurial Opportunities inside Organizations: A Process Model for Corporate Entrepreneurship” received the Inaugural IDEA Award from the AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division in 2008. She designed and launched Penn Restorative Entrepreneurship Program, an ongoing innovative initiative geared towards helping formerly incarcerated individuals to become socially responsible entrepreneurs. By developing a course related to this program, she won the 2017 Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award from the AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division. In 2018, she was elected as a Representative-at-Large of the AOM’s Entrepreneurship Division. Dr. Ren also received the 2019 Faculty of the Year award (full-time MBA program) from Fox School of Business, Temple University.
Competitive strategy, innovation management, corporate entrepreneurship, organizational learning
Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation, Indian School of Business
More about Raj Srivastava
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.
Marketing metrics; Brand management; Customer management; Marketing strategy
Professor of Management, Marketing and Decision Sciences, Adelphi University
More about Gita Surie
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.
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
More about Andy Wu
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 and externally mobilize resources to achieve scale for competitive advantage. 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, where he is a senior fellow at the school’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management. 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
President and CEO, NMKV
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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 and 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. In 2019, NMKV successfully launched new Nissan Dayz and Mitsubishi ek Wagon in Japan by fusing strengths of Nissan’s engineering and 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
President, Breakthru Advisors, LLC
Adjunct Faculty, The Moore School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
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Scott 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. He 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 is a Digital Economy Project Fellow for the World Economic Forum and sits on the Penn Health Tech Advisory Board.
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.
Associate Director for Outreach
Pragna Kolli is an associate director with the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton. She has an MBA from The Wharton School and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).
At Wharton, Pragna manages corporate relationships and student programs along with contributing to thought leadership in the areas of innovation, technology, and strategy for incumbent firms. Prior to joining the Mack Institute, she worked as a management consultant and has held several managerial positions in the financial services industry in the functions of sales, operations, business analytics, and strategic advisory.
Pragna is keen on social impact and has consulted for social enterprises, mentored startups, piloted a business incubator, and played key role in attracting global funding for impact projects. She also worked for the Indian Railways in her early career.
Pragna is a trained classical dancer, a yoga instructor, an amateur pianist, and has deep interest in eastern philosophy and meditation.
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.