Executives who attend this program are guided by some of the world’s leading mentors of global strategy, economics, innovation and leadership, including Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times best-selling author and CEO coach recognized as “one of the 15 most influential thought leaders in the world.”
Handpicked Thought Leaders
Below is a representative sample of our esteemed faculty:
Ella L.J. Bell Smith
Working in the field of organizational behavior and organizational change, Professor Smith is one of the leading experts in the management of race, gender, and class in the workplace. She is a consultant to Fortune 100 and 500 companies and public institutions on the advancement of all women in the workplace, as well as issues related to authentic leadership for both men and women.
Professor Smith’s research interests focus on the career and life histories of professional women and she is currently studying issues of work/life balance. Smith received her bachelor’s degree from Mills College of Education, her master’s from Columbia University, and her PhD from Case Western Reserve University.
Vijay “VG” Govindarajan
Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation.
He was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO, Jeff Immelt, to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation – any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments in Management in the Last Century. In the latest Thinkers 50 Rankings, Govindarajan is rated the #1Indian Management Thinker.
Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, VG was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India). VG received his MBA and PhD from the Harvard Business School. Prior to this, VG received his Chartered Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation.
At Tuck, Emily Blanchard teaches Global Economics for Managers and an elective research to practice seminar on Firms and International Economic Policy. Prior to joining the Tuck faculty, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Virginia, where she earned the “All-University Teaching Award.” Emily studies the economics and policy implications of globalization. Much of her work focuses on the evolving roles of government policy and the World Trade Organization in response to global supply chains. Other work examines how trade and educational institutions shape local labor markets and democratic attitudes toward globalization.
Emily graduated from Wellesley College with honors in Economics, and spent several years working in economic consulting before attending graduate school. She holds MSc. and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.