- Prof. Noushi Rahman, USA.
- Prof. Stern Cohen, Canada.
- Dr. Rajesh Kumar, India
- Dr. Christopher Kayes, USA.
- Dr. Fei Song, Japan.
- Prof. Gary Blau, USA.
- Dr. David Major, USA.
- Prof. Taylor Phillips, USA.
- Dr. Yadong Luo, USA.
- Prof. Thomas Malnight, Switzerland.
- Dr. Matthew Shaffer, USA.
- Dr. Robert Webster, Texas, USA.
Noushi Rahman teaches corporate strategy at the Harvard Extension School. He is professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. He received his PhD in business with a concentration in strategic management from Baruch College/Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He teaches strategic management, competitive strategy, corporate strategy, and a doctoral seminar on strategy. Rahman’s research deals with the dynamics of competitive and cooperative strategies, corporate social and environmental responsibility, and corporate misconduct and reputational penalty. His co-authored papers have won Best Paper Awards at the Academy of Management Conference in 2010 and 2012. His research has been published in major journals such as Advances in Strategic Management, Long Range Planning, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Business and Society.
Prof. Stern Cohen received a BN (1981) from Memorial University, and MEd (1990) and PhD (2000) from the University of Toronto. Before joining Waterloo, He was vice-president of the Eastern Regional Health Authority (NL). He has leadership experience in healthcare, government, education, and various business sectors. He has been a faculty member (Nursing), sessional lecturer (Education), graduate student research supervisor, and University administrator. He was president of the St. John’s Board of Trade (2005) and the Newfoundland/Labrador Chambers of Commerce (2001-2004); and chair of the Ireland Business Partnerships (2002-2004) fostering government, business, and cultural linkages between the Newfoundland/Labrador and the Republic of Ireland. He was named as a business leader to the Strategic Partnership Initiative, a forum to build consensus among business, labour and government on the major issues affecting the economy of Newfoundland/Labrador. He established a private sector angel investment partnership with the Greater Washington Initiative to increase trade and export opportunities between Washington, DC and Newfoundland Labrador and is a founding member of the ocean biotechnology park collaboration with Dublin and Waterford (Ireland) to create a public-private partnership that would commercialize marine biotechnology products.
Dr. Rajesh Kumar has 35+ years hardcore experience holder, an intuitive Strategist, Operation and HR expert. He has more than 10000 recruitment. 08 LTA’s. 07 Green/Brownfield projects of @1000+ crores, 03 Merger & Acquisitions. Managed 9000 employees. 04 PMS modifications. Dr. Rajesh Kumar has sailed through diverse industry conglomerates like Adani, Birla, Emami, MRL, GHCL, Pooja, Continental, Sudershan, Uniworth in sectors of Chemicals, Cement, Textiles, Tyres, Engineering & infrastructure and has a hands-on experience in developing multi-dimensional culture with Green & Brown field projects as well peak performance operative units. He has implemented customized progressive HR Strategies and Initiatives to achieve “Best Employer”, “Highly Engaged Employees “and “Best Place to Work” etc., He has personally commemorated on multiple occasion as Best Industrial Administrator, Gem of India etc., Have led HR Transformation and transition with country top rated organisations. Trouble shooter in handling of multiple Unions, in highly Unionized Industrial belts of West Bengal, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, UP, Uttrakhand, Haryana & Chhattisgarh and concluded with ensuring industrial peace with multifarious long term settlements on Productivity, Work practices & Wages-Benefits. Implemented TPM, Six Sigma, World Class Manufacturing, Daily Work Management, Theory of Constraints and other Best bench marked practices as well ISO-9001, 14000, OSHAS-18000 & SA-8000 systems & also awarded with TPM Excellence, HR Excellence and Golden Peacock Awards. He is a Management Consultant & passionate Trainer in various forums and has been on the esteemed panels of different Social, Academic & other institutes.
Dr. Chris Kayes (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University) is a professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). He served three terms as chair of the Department of Management and as interim dean of the School of Business. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at the George Washington University. He is author or coauthor of four books: Contemporary Organizational Behavior (Pearson), Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations Through Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdown (Oxford University Press), The Learning Advantage: Six Practices of Learning-Directed Leadership (Macmillan), and Destructive Goal Pursuit: The Mt. Everest Disaster (Macmillan).
As interim dean of GWSB, he led the school’s financial turnaround, reintroduced the doctoral program, and strengthened ties with the school, alumni, and business community. As department chair, he led the department into national prominence, achieving a ranking among the top 50 Management departments in the US. He oversaw the introduction of new Master’s programs in Human Resource Management and Sport Management, and a new university-wide interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Entrepreneurship as well as several certificates.
Dr. Kayes’ research on learning, leadership, and organizations has appeared in over 30 peer-reviewed publications. His paper, ‘The destructive pursuit of idealized goals’ received the first most significant contribution to the practice of management award by the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. His analysis of the 1996 Mt. Everest climbing disaster won a best paper award from the journal Human Relations, and his extension of experiential learning theory was nominated for the first best paper award in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal. His research has been featured in The Economist, Washingtonian, Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC, BloombergTV, Business Insider, The Sunday Times of London, and Psychologies. Focusing on how leaders learn in the face of complex and novel situations, he has studied learning, leadership, and teamwork in a variety of settings in an effort to uncover hidden sources of vulnerability in organizations and identify ways that leaders build continuity in times of change and turmoil. His unique approach to goals and goal setting was featured in Oliver Burkeman’s book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking. Professor Kayes was selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs to film a video series as part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from George Washington University School of Business executive education students. He has taught at universities around the world, including the Singapore Institute of Management; the Zagreb School of Economics and Management in Croatia; the Helsinki School of Economics in Finland; the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia; the University of Hull in the United Kingdom; and Holy Spirit University in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Fei Song is a Professor of HRM/OB in the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. She is trained in the field of Organizational Behaviour. Theories and methodologies from social psychology and experimental/behavioural economics have significantly influenced her research. Her research interests include 1) behavioural decision-making, e.g. cooperation and competition, trust and reciprocity, fairness, group decision-making, (un)ethical decision-making and cross-cultural issues, and 2) strategic compensation and productivity. She has been awarded many research grants and awards, and has published widely in top management and social science journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Ethics, Management and Organization Review, Game and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, International Journal of Conflict Management, Experimental Economics, and Journal of Economic Psychology. She teaches in the areas of organizational behavior, cross- Cultural and global management, strategic thinking and negotiation, strategic compensation, and research methods.
Dr. Gary Blau is a professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) at the Fox School of Business. In 1982, he received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Cincinnati. He is a past chair of the HRM department and was assistant dean of both the MBA and PhD programs at the Fox School. His current research focuses on student-related outcomes, and he teaches “Leading People in Organizations” (HRM 3502) and “Critical Skills for Effective Managers” (HRM 4597).
Dr. David Major has Over 15 years of experience as a management professional in manufacturing management and management consulting; and as a management professor. His research and teaching have been in the field of strategic management, particularly in the areas of competitive and global strategy.
Prof. Taylor Phillips lectures New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations from July 2016. Professor Phillips’ research investigates diversity and hierarchy management. Her work focuses on engaging traditionally privileged groups in diversity efforts and identifying methods to increase cooperation between the advantaged and disadvantaged. She also explores the role advantaging processes play in determining employee and organizational outcomes. She has published research in leading management and psychology journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Research in Organizational Behavior. Professor Phillips’ work has also been covered by a variety of media outlets, including NPR and Stanford GSB Insights. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Human Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Yadong Luo is the Emery M. Findley Distinguished Chair and professor of management at University of Miami. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AoM), and a Fellow of Academy of International Business (AIB). He is the recipient of two dozen research, teaching and service awards. He received the Faculty Senate Distinguished Scholar Award in 2009 at the University of Miami, the University’s highest recognition awarded to its faculty. Luo has emerged as the world’s top research scholar in international management since the mid-90s. He has published over 180 articles in major refereed journals in management and international business, including AMJ, ASQ, AMR, SMJ, JIBS, JAP, Org. Science, among others. He also authored more than a dozen books and about a hundred other publications. His research interests include global corporate strategy, global corporate governance, international joint ventures, and management in emerging economies, among others. Luo’s research record includes seminal pieces on important and timely topics, such as co-opetition in international business, business-government relationships, cross-cultural cooperative strategies, multinational enterprises in emerging markets, and international expansion of emerging market enterprises.
He is also an expert in research on several frontier issues, such as dynamic capabilities in global business, cultural friction in international interactions, organizational justice in inter-firm relationships, anti-corruption in organizations, opportunism in inter-firm exchanges, global language design, and global dimensions of corporate governance. His writing on the recent development of business and management in emerging markets, notably China, is particularly path-breaking and offers a wealth of understanding of this critical context and business activitiesthat are unfolding there. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited nearly 40,000 times by other scholars.
Luo was ranked the world’s most productive author in leading international business journals between 1996 and 2008 by International Business Review in 2010 and between 2001 and 2009 by Management International Review in 2012, most prolific author on Asian management by Journal of Management Studies in 2008, and most impacted author on Chinese management between 2000 and 2006 by Asia Pacific Journal of Management in 2007. In 2016, he was ranked #2 worldwide in management and #6 worldwide among all business school faculty concerning journal and research contributions. Luo received his PhD from Temple University. Prior to coming to the United States, he was a provincial official in charge of international business in China. He has served as senior editor, guest editor or consulting editor of several journals including JIBS, JWB, AMJ, GSJ, and MOR. He is an international advisory board member or distinguished honorary professor of several business schools and universities in China and Asia.
Thomas W. Malnight is Professor of Strategy and General Management and Faculty Director of the Business Transformation Initiative (BTI) at IMD. His fields of interest are strategy, leading and accelerating transformational organizational change and the role of purpose in redefining businesses and their impact on society. Professor Malnight works extensively with top leadership teams in challenging how they view their emerging volatile and uncertain competitive landscape, how they shape future strategies and organizations for moving forward, how they engage and align priorities and actions across their organizations and leadership teams. This work has led to the creation of the BTI at IMD, focused on partnering with senior business leaders as partners and provocateurs in addressing and co-creating responses to major challenges.
Professor Malnight’s research focus has been on trends reshaping the future of business strategies and organizations. He is the co-author of “Put Purpose at the Core of Your Strategy” (forthcoming in Harvard Business Review, September 2019). He is also the co-author of “The 3Rs of Preparing Your Organization for the Future”, “Must Win Battles: How to Win Them, Again and Again” and “Accelerating International Growth.” He co-authored the Global Trends Reports 2011, 2012, and 2013. He has written for the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Journal, McKinsey Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Academy of Management Journal. He has also authored more than 30 case studies on various aspects of global strategy and organization. Prior to joining IMD, Professor Malnight was on the faculty of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1999. He has attended graduate studies at Harvard Business School, Boston, MA where he obtained a Doctorate of Business Administration and wrote a dissertation on “Managing the Globalization Process: An Exploratory Study”. He obtained an MBA from The Wharton School in 1979 and a BA from Northwestern University in 1977. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for 10 years at Mitsubishi International Corporation, including two years working in Japan. Professor Malnight also consults extensively with companies from around the world on the topic of emerging future strategies and organizations.
Joan Marques, PhD, EdD, serves as Dean and Professor of Management at Woodbury University’s School of Business. She holds a PhD from Tilburg University and an Ed.D. from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology; an MBA from Woodbury University, and a BSc in Business Economics from MOC, Suriname. She completed the AACSB Bridge to Business Post-Doctoral Program at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.
Dr. Marques teaches courses related to leadership, ethics, and organizational behavior in the MBA and BBA programs, and presents regularly at academic and professional workshops. Her research interests focus on workplace spirituality, ethical leadership, Buddhist psychology in management, and leadership awareness. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Organizational Analysis, Corporate Governance, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Communication Management, Business and Society, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, and more. Joan has (co-)authored and co-edited 31 books so far, all of which aimed at enhancing readers’ awareness and improving the quality of their lives. A majority of these books serve as main or supplementary material in university management and leadership courses or workshops, while others focus on a broader audience. Her most recent edited works are Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (Springer, 2020 – with Dr. Satinder Dhiman), and The Routledge Companion to Leadership (Taylor & Francis, 2020). Her most recent single-authored book is, Lead with Heart in Mind (Springer/Copernicus, 2019).
Dr. Matthew Shaffer an assistant professor at Marshall Business School at the University of Southern California. Dr. Matthew Shaffer received my bachelor’s degree from Yale and my doctorate from Harvard Business School. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Yale. His research centers on corporate governance, valuation, and the market for corporate control. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, and presented at leading conferences in accounting, finance, and law. Currently, he is teaching the core undergraduate introductory accounting course, BUAD 280
Dr. Webster graduated from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Webster works in Corpus Christi, TX and 2 other locations and specializes in Family Medicine. Dr. Webster is affiliated with Doctors Regional Medical Center and Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Dr. Robert A Webster specializes in family practice in Corpus Christi, TX and has over 24 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine with his medical degree in 1997. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals in Texas and more, including Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi. Dr. Robert A Webster is licensed to practice by the state board in Texas (K5427). Dr. Robert A Webster also practices at 601 Texan Trail, Corpus Christi, TX. He is accepting new patients at his medical office, and available for appointments, preventative care, medical care as well as ongoing patient care.