Professor of Management
Emilie R. Feldman is the Michael L. Tarnopol Professor and Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where she studied Economics and French Literature, and she received her MBA and DBA in Strategy from the Harvard Business School. Her dissertation won the Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research at the Harvard Business School and was a finalist for the Wiley-Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management.
Emilie’s research focuses on corporate strategy and governance, with particular interests in the internal functioning of multi-business firms and the role that divestitures, spinoffs, and mergers and acquisitions play in corporate reconfiguration. Her research has been published in top academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, Organization Science, and the Academy of Management Journal. She has received numerous scholarly awards, including the Emerging Scholar Award and the Best Conference Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society as well as two Distinguished Paper Awards from the Academy of Management. Additionally, her research has been featured extensively in popular press outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and Fortune. She was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants in 2019.
Emilie currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal, and she is on the Editorial Boards of Organization Science and the Academy of Management Journal. She is the Chair of the Competitive Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society.
Emilie teaches courses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate strategy, and corporate governance in the undergraduate, MBA, law, and executive programs at Wharton and Penn. She received the Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017. She has also consulted and served as a speaker to numerous practitioner audiences.
Assistant Professor of Management
Claudine Gartenberg is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her work is focused on incorporating realistic models of human behavior, such as self-interest and social comparison, into research on firm strategy. She has conducted studies on the role of incentives and corporate scope of US mortgage lenders preceding the 2007-2008 housing crisis, the role of workplace culture in influencing the digitization of work within the trucking industry, and the role of social comparison and corporate scope in affecting pay inequality over the past three decades, among others.
Her work has been published in top academic journals, including Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, where she currently sits on the editorial board.
Professor Gartenberg received a B.A. with honors in Physics from Harvard College, and a D.B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar and received the Wyss Award for best doctoral research. She joins Wharton from the faculty of NYU Stern School. Prior to joining academia, Professor Gartenberg was an account manager at a business consulting firm, working with clients such as PG&E, Chevron, Hallmark Cards, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
Assistant Professor of Management
Paul Nary is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a strategy researcher who is interested in how firms reconfigure their resources, reshape their boundaries, and source capabilities externally. Dr. Nary’s research explores topics in corporate strategy, technology and innovation management, and the role and behavior of private equity firms in public markets. Dr. Nary currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science, and is a Research Committee member for the STR division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Nary was Strategic Management Society’s SRF Dissertation Scholar and an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, where he conducted archival research at the Charles Babbage Institute. Dr. Nary is a recipient of multiple funding awards, including those from Wharton Dean’s Research Fund, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research. He is currently teaching Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions (MGMT 721) to MBAs, and he used to teach the Strategy module in the core MBA management course: Managing the Emerging Enterprise (MGMT 612).
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Nary has worked for Intel Corporation, where his work spanned corporate venturing, new business development, mergers and acquisitions, and external technology collaborations. Before Intel, he worked for a boutique PE firm, a commercial real estate investment fund, and started two small businesses.
Dr. Nary completed his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He also holds a Master’s degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Finance from DePaul University.