Faculty

EMBA’s exceptional faculty are a major component of the program’s edge. They are the School’s senior scholars, distinguished by their:

  • Extensive experience working with corporate executives
  • Broad backgrounds as managers and consultants
  • Leading research, which is published in leading academic & industry journals

The faculty’s active ties to real-world management through consulting practices keep them current with new technologies, emerging management trends, and best practices across a wide spectrum of fields.

Message from the Faculty Director

“The Executive MBA Core Faculty, a relatively small group, has been selected based on their proven abilities to be both innovative and integrative in the way they deal with management education. Taking full responsibility for the development and implementation of key components of the curriculum, core faculty work closely with one another and with other teaching faculty to ensure continuity, as well as provide direction and support. As a result of ongoing faculty interaction and teamwork, students experience a highly integrated curriculum. Through teamwork, classroom discussions, and individual reflection through journals and written assignments—they learn new frameworks, skills, and competencies that enhance their effectiveness in rapidly changing and complex environments.”

Faculty Director
KahnWilliam
Professor William Kahn
Organizational Behavior Department
Faculty Director, EMBA

 

 

EMBA Core Faculty

Nalin Kulatilaka

Nalin Kulatilaka

Melvyn Menezes

Melvyn Menezes

RussoPeter

Peter Russo

Professor Susan Samuelson

Susan Samuelson

William Samuelson

William Samuelson

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Fernando Suarez

Fernando Suarez

EMBA Faculty

Gregory Collier

Greg Collier

J.Robb Dixon

J. Robb Dixon

Colin Fisher

Colin Fisher

David Spieler

David Spieler

 




 

New Research from EMBA Faculty

Featured Publications
BusinessLawandLegalEnvironment6Beatty, J., & Samuelson, S. (2013). Business Law and the Legal Environment (6th Ed.) Cengage Learning.   Business Law and the Legal Environment, 6E, uses vivid examples and memorable scenarios to lead students through the full breadth of business law. Focusing on hands-on application and using a conversational writing style, this textbook equips students for business challenges and shows them how legal concepts apply to their future careers.
Samuelson bookSamuelson, W., & Marks, G. (2011). Managerial Economics (7th Ed.) John Wiley & Sons. The 7th Edition of Managerial Economics continues to provide real-world examples and necessary decision-making skills for making thoughtful and advantageous managerial decisions. Samuelson & Marks build on their strong behavioral coverage to better target this current hot topic in business. This new edition includes general updates and revisions throughout including updated sections on behavioral economics, game theory, and price theory, and new problems for every chapter.
HBR_Kulatilaka_2012Bugg-Levine, A., Kogut, B., & Kulatilaka, N. (2012). A new approach to funding social enterprises. Harvard Business Review, January/February.Nalin Kulatilaka’s recent article from Harvard Business Review explores how financial engineering can allow social enterprises to draw investment from the financial markets, rather than from resource-strapped charities, where they have traditionally sought the majority of their support.
MIT_Sloan_SMR_Suarez_2012Suarez, F., & Kirtley, J. (2012). Dethroning established platforms: Lessons from the iPhone and beyond. MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(4), 35-41.”Platform theory” is now being taught in business schools and discussed by technology managers across the globe. But the existing theory does not fully explain the rise of some key players, such as Apple’s iPhone, that have entered their industries relatively late and have succeeded in dethroning powerful incumbent platforms. The experiences of these “platform dethroners” offer several important lessons for companies entering or competing in platform markets.
Vachani_Marketing_Management_2012Vachani, S. (2012). ITC in rural India. In R. Kumar (Ed.), Case Studies in Marketing Management. Pearson Publishing.This study describes the Indian business environment and the enormous opportunities and challenges presented by rural markets as they expand rapidly. It focuses on the innovative business model deployed by ITC to engage the rural population in multiple ways and to create a platform for procuring commodities and providing a range of goods and services to the bottom of the pyramid in rural India. Thus, the study enables discussion, analysis, and evaluation of the future of ITC’s rural business.
Smith_Journal_of_Accounting_2011Smith, M. & Levine, C. (2011). Critical accounting policy disclosures. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 26(3), 39-76. Using a large sample of CAP disclosures from SEC filers, Smith’s recent article provides evidence on the extent to which CAP disclosures correlate with existing financial statement information, provide new information, and corroborate theories of voluntary disclosure. The authors also consider the interaction among disclosures, finding limited support for disclosure decisions following a portfolio rather than an account by account approach.
Kahn_Psychology_Today_2012Kahn, W. (2012). Moments of truth: Pausing to name the truth is what sets us free. Psychology Today Online, September 9, 2012.

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