retrun to topPromotion to Full Professor

posted on Aug 01 2018


Another big milestone to celebrate after becoming U.S. citizen a few weeks ago: I was just promoted to Full Professor at the George Washington University School of Business. It has been quite a journey from getting my PhD in 2005, becoming an Assistant Professor in 2006, moving from the West Coast back to the East Coast in 2010, and getting tenure in 2014.

Looking forward to the freedom but also the responsibilities that this new chapter in my career will bring with it...

retrun to topEnd of 2018 Swim Season

posted on Jul 31 2018


Congrats to Sophia & Max for a successful swim season with the Stingrays! Max made it to Divisionals (for breast stroke) and Sophia is a 2018 League All Star (for breast stroke)!

retrun to topUS Citizenship

posted on Jun 20 2018


After living, studying, and working in the United States since I arrived in Philadelphia almost 15 years ago, today, I became a naturalized citizen of this great country!

retrun to topSophia's 5th Grade Promotion Speech

posted on Jun 08 2018


Still can't believe I had to miss Sophia's 5th grade promotion ceremony for my Oslo trip--especially since she was selected as a student speaker sharing her reflections on her time at elementary school and the transition to middle school.

So proud of all you have accomplished already, Sophia, and of the person you've become!

retrun to topEnd of Spring Soccer Season 2018

posted on Jun 02 2018

spring soccer 2018

Congratulations to the "Zombie Dragons" for a successful (and almost undefeated!) Spring soccer season. Sophia came back after a few seasons off and played better than ever!

retrun to topOutstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award

posted on May 17 2018


Today, I was awarded this year's "Outstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award" at the George Washington University's School of Business Award Ceremony. Thanks to our WEMBA students for bestowing this great honor on me!

retrun to topSpring Break in the Dominican Republic

posted on Mar 16 2018

spring break 2018

Truly enjoyed Spring Break with the family, especially my 6am visits to the beach alone with Max, who did not see the point of sleeping in on your vacation...

retrun to topMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

posted on Dec 25 2017


From the Walter Family

retrun to topSkiing in Flims/Laax

posted on Dec 16 2017


Thanks to Opa & Oma's generosity, the Walter Family enjoyed a fantastic week of skiing in Flims/Laax, Switzerland

retrun to topFall Soccer Season

posted on Oct 27 2017


Congratulations to the "Cheetahs" for a successful Fall soccer season! Jonathan and I are so proud of the team, which just won their end-of-the-season game at Loudoun Soccer Park 6-5!

retrun to topDirk in DC

posted on Sep 16 2017


My oldest friend from my St. Gallen days came for a brief visit, and we enjoyed exploring the DMV region (such as Dirt Farm Brewery in Bluemont, VA)

retrun to topIncoming Associate Editor at Journal of Management

posted on Feb 14 2017


Just accepted the incoming Editor David Allen's invitation to join his team as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management!

Coming full circle more than a decade after having my very first paper published in that journal...

retrun to topMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

posted on Dec 21 2016


...from the Walter family!

retrun to topBack to School 2016!

posted on Sep 05 2016


So proud of you guys and all the best for your new school year!

retrun to topEnd of Swim Season 2016

posted on Aug 01 2016


So proud of our two swimmers who just finished their 2016 season--Max as the youngest Stingray and Sophia as a 2016 Colonial Swimming League All Star (for Breast Stroke and Individual Medley)!

retrun to topHappy Easter!

posted on Mar 25 2016


...from the Walter family!

retrun to topOdyssey of the Mind

posted on Mar 14 2016

Our team scored 3rd place in their division in this year's Odyssey of the Mind tournament!


Congratulations to our team! All your hard work over the last few months really paid off!

retrun to topAve Tucker Fellowship

posted on Jan 02 2016

Thrilled to share that I have recently been awarded a two-year Ave Tucker Fellowship at George Washington University's School of Business.

Named after George Washington University's Board of Trustee member Avram S. Tucker, this fellowship recognizes faculty members who "displayed good teaching performance, as well as recent scholarly productivity, prospects for continued publications in top outlets, and records of research leadership and mentoring of junior scholars."

Thanks to the Executive Committee for bestowing this great honor on me!

retrun to topHolidays in Colorado

posted on Dec 26 2015

Following an invitation from our friends who are spending their sabbatical in Frisco, CO, we spent the holidays skiing in the Colorado mountains.


Thanks to Jennifer & Jorge for making this unforgettable trip happen!

retrun to topMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays

posted on Dec 17 2015


...from the Walter Family!

retrun to topLoudoun Soccer Season Fall 2015

posted on Oct 24 2015


Thanks to Loudoun Soccer and my co-coaches for another great soccer season for our team!

retrun to topSkiing in the Swiss Alps

posted on Feb 22 2015


My family, parents, and I just spent three nights in the Swiss Alps, in the same village I spent my Easter and Christmas holidays as a child. Sophia and Max loved it--and became quite impressive skiers, as did Erin...

retrun to topSabbatical Abroad

posted on Feb 01 2015


Very excited to start my six-months sabbatical, particularly since it brings me and my family to Europe. For the next four months, we will be based in Munich, Germany, from where I will travel throughout Europe to visit universities, meet with colleagues, and present my current and develop new research projects, while the kids learn German and get immersed in the local culture and lifestyle...

retrun to topMerry Christmas and Happy Holidays...

posted on Dec 15 2014


...from the Walter family!

retrun to topNYC Networking Trek

posted on Oct 24 2014


Just returned from this year's GWSB New York City Networking Trek with our undergraduate students. It was a great experience for both students and faculty, so thanks to Associate Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou for her kind invitation!

retrun to topFirst Day of School

posted on Sep 02 2014


Note Max's future plans ;-)

retrun to topWeltmeister!

posted on Jul 13 2014


It's been 24 years since Germany last won the soccer world championship. The year was 1990, only months after the Berlin Wall came down, and I was in 8th grade. It was about time our boys won the title again. And they did in a truly amazing tournament!

retrun to topEaster Greetings

posted on Apr 20 2014

Easter 2014

From the Walter family!

retrun to topPeter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award

posted on Apr 08 2014 vaill2014
I just received notice that, after being nominated twice (in 2011 and 2013), I was awarded the 2014 Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award by the Doctoral Student Association of the School of Business of The George Washington University.

A sincere thanks to the doctoral students for this honor. I look forward to many more opportunities to engage with the GWSB doctoral program...

retrun to topOdyssey of the Mind Tournament

posted on Mar 15 2014

Odyssey of the Mind 2014Like all good things, this year's Odyssey of the Mind has come to an end. But what an end it was! Our team gave an awesome performance at today's tournament! The kids were truly at their best and they simply blew the judges away. As their coaches, Sam and I are really proud of our team and all that the kids have accomplished..

retrun to topMerry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

posted on Dec 25 2013

christmas2013achristmas2013bFrom the Walter Family

retrun to topSeason's Greetings

posted on Dec 06 2013


From the Walter family...

retrun to topAnniversary

posted on Sep 05 2013

10 years ago today, a boy met a girl in a bar...


...and the rest is history.

Happy Anniversary, Baby!

retrun to topFirst Day of School

posted on Sep 03 2013


Have a fantastic year at school, guys--we're so proud of you!

retrun to top"Sweet" Thank You

posted on Apr 24 2013

cupcakeThanks to my students from Delta Sigma Pi for nominating me!

retrun to top2013 Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award Nomination

posted on Apr 09 2013


Thanks to all the doctoral students for nominating me again this year!

retrun to topGive & Take

posted on Apr 05 2013


Whether or not you're in academia, it is worth reading

Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?,

a fascinating New York Times Magazine article featuring Adam Grant, one of the most prolific professors in management.

Especially rewarding for my co-authors and me is that the article mentions our "Dormant Ties" paper published in 2011 in Organization Science...

retrun to topHappy Easter

posted on Mar 30 2013


...from the Walter family!

retrun to topDoctoral Seminar at the University of Tennessee

posted on Mar 13 2013

Just returned from teaching a section of my long-time friend and colleague Franz Kellermanns' doctoral seminar on "Designing Effective Organizations" at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.


Thanks to the UT doctoral students for having me and to Franz and his lovely wife Laura for hosting me at their beautiful home!

retrun to topChristmas 2012

posted on Dec 24 2012


The Walter family wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

retrun to topFirst Day of Kindergarten

posted on Aug 28 2012


Growing up way too fast...

retrun to topLaura & Franz's Wedding

posted on Jun 01 2012 laura&franz Just spent the week-end near Atlanta to attend the beautiful wedding of my long-time friend and coauthor Franz. Congratulations and all the best to the newlyweds...

retrun to topBavaria Munich vs. Chelsea

posted on May 19 2012

We're ready for the game--are you Bavaria Munich?

retrun to topHomecoming 2012

posted on Apr 27 2012

munich skyline

It's been quite a while, but now my family and I are looking forward to visiting my beloved Munich again--and in Max's case, for the first time--at the end of May. And with Bavaria Munich in the Champions League final, which will take place in Munich, we're off to a good start...

retrun to topHappy Easter 2012

posted on Apr 08 2012

Easter 2012

From the Walter family!

retrun to topMerry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

posted on Dec 24 2011

retrun to topGWSB's Top 10 Spot in Bloomberg Businessweek Undergraduate Rankings

posted on Jul 10 2011

According to the most recent specialty ranking from Bloomberg Businessweek, the George Washington University School of Business's international business curriculum for undergraduates is ranked 8th in the nation, and the corporate strategy program (which I am part of teaching with my capstone on strategic management) is ranked 21st in the nation.

For the full specialty ranking see the Bloomberg Businessweek website.

retrun to topHappy Easter 2011!

posted on Apr 21 2011 easter2011

retrun to topWelcome, Maximilian!

posted on Jan 03 2011

maxbirthIt is with great joy that we announce the birth of our son Maximilian Edward Walter. He was born January 3rd, 2011, at 9.57am in Falls Church, VA. He weighted 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches tall.

Although he was a little earlier than expected, both he and Erin are doing great. It will be a few more days before we can take him home, and we can't wait for him to join us in our new home.

The proud parents and the big sister,

Erin, Jorge, & Sophia

retrun to topMerry Christmas 2010!

posted on Dec 24 2010 christmas2010

retrun to topWhite House Visit

posted on Dec 03 2010 whitehouse
Thanks to my new position in D.C., my Dad and I were able to get a private tour of the West Wing of the White House. And it was certainly impressive to stand in the office of the most powerful man in the world...

retrun to topMerry Christmas 2009!

posted on Dec 23 2009 christmas2009
From the Walter Family (including the not-so-happy Sophia ;-)

retrun to topHappy Easter 2009!

posted on Apr 11 2009 easter2009

retrun to topAsia Study Tour

posted on Mar 08 2009


I just returned from a week in Tokyo where I joined my Master of International Management (MIM) students on the first part of their Asia Study Tour.

And it was an amazing experience, both personally and professionally. The program mixed lectures by Japanese managers on Japanese business history and production methods (just-in-time etc.) and company visits with social events, like a dinner with MIM alumni at a traditional Japanese restaurant

Check out the MIM website for more information.

Thanks to Cliff Allen and Jeff Millard for their generous invitation!

retrun to topMerry Christmas 2008!

posted on Dec 24 2008

retrun to topHappy Easter 2008!

posted on Mar 23 2008

retrun to topMerry Christmas 2007!

posted on Dec 24 2007

retrun to topWelcome Sophia Leyna!

posted on Sep 07 2007

Sophias birth

It is with great joy that we announce the birth of our daughter Sophia Leyna Walter. She was born on 09/08/2007 at 9am, weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces (2864 grams), and was 19 inches (48 centimeters) tall.

Best wishes from the proud parents

Erin & Jorge

retrun to topWedding Ceremony

posted on Aug 05 2006


On August 5, 2006, Erin and I celebrated our church wedding with a great reception in Philadelphia, PA.

What made this beautiful day even more special was that we could share it with so many friends & family from both the U.S. and abroad...

retrun to topWedding Planning

posted on Jan 18 2006 Here is the information on our upcoming wedding in August 2006 in Philadelphia, PA.

Program Overview:

July 29-31 Atlantic City
July 31-August 2 Washington D.C.
August 2 Philadelphia
August 3 Rehearsal Dinner in Jamison, PA
August 4

Guided City Tour of Philadelphia, PA
Dinner in Philadelphia

August 5, 3pm

Wedding at St. Katherine of Siena (Map)
Reception at Springmill Manor (Map)

August 6, 11am Brunch at the William Penn Inn (Map)
August 6-7 Departure

Please find more detailed information about the event on our website:

Our wedding registries are located at:

Macys & Bed Bath & Beyond

For accomodation we have reserved rooms from August 3rd to August 7th at the

Courtyard Marriott (Map)
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone +1 215 639 9100

For each room we managed to get a reduced rate of $109/night.

Reservations under:
Phone: +1 800 321 2211 or

Mulvey-Walter Wedding, Group Code MWWMWWA (for 1 queen-size bed) and MWWMWWB (for 2 double beds).

For information on travel to the US, please visit the US Government's Travel Website. There you'll find all the information on passport and visa requirements etc.

retrun to topHomecoming 2005

posted on Dec 24 2005


Erin and I will spend the Christmas holidays in Munich, Germany. And we finally managed to get the entire group of German friends together in Munich for the holidays...

retrun to topLive 8 in Philadelphia

posted on Jul 03 2005


An estimated 1.5 million people gathered in Philadelphia and in nine other spots around the world on Saturday for a series of free concerts meant to persuade world leaders to give more money to fight poverty in Africa. For more information on the concert see their website. And don't forget to sign up at the One Campaign.

retrun to top"You've got to do what you love"

posted on Jun 16 2005

Here is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.


retrun to topErin & Jorge's Civil Wedding

posted on May 21 2005


"Introducing for the first time the new Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Walter."

On May 21, 2005, Erin and I got married in a civil ceremony with only the closest family and friends in Bucks County, PA.

Our church wedding and reception with everyone is planned for August 5th, 2006, in Philadelphia, PA.

retrun to topGraduation

posted on Apr 04 2005


After more than 4 years of hard work, I attended my doctoral gradation ceremony in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Thank you to my family & friends who supported me throughout this time and were there for me, always, and to my advisers Prof. Guenter Mueller-Stewens (left), Prof. Christoph Lechner (right), & Prof. Georg von Krogh (not in the picture).

retrun to topNY Apartment

posted on Feb 18 2005


After a long and strenuous search through the infamous New York real estate market, we finally found our apartment in New York.

retrun to topInsults (Source: McCabe, Wirtschaftswoche)

posted on Dec 09 2003

One of the biggest handicaps with a foreign language is not being able to insult a man in his own language. Or worse still, not being able to defend yourself against an insult.

Indeed, practically all the bad words in English are German in origin, but we'll come back to this again. Insulting people is (hopefully) not one of your core activities, but there comes a time at least once every year when what's needed is a sharp word or two to prick the pomp of that idiot. The trick here is not to show the least amount of emotional annoyance. This would only betray the fact that the idiot has indeed got under your skin. Best to veer towards shades of indifference, like Robert Louis Stevenson did when he said: "I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion."

This was also the tactic of Oscar Wilde when he said of George Bernard Shaw: "He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him."

Another option is understatement, as when Winston Churchill said: "Mr Attlee is a very modest man. Indeed he has a lot to be modest about." Retorting to insults is a skill in itself, as when Pierre Trudeau replied to Richard Nixon: "I've been called worse things by better men." And remember the words of Groucho Marx: "He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot."

retrun to topChris Rock's Black Ambition Tour at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ

posted on Nov 28 2003


"The Magic formula for Chris Rock has been his mix of street logic, honesty, anger and charm." Rolling Stone

(Chris Rock's Website).

retrun to topFind the Man's Head

posted on Oct 23 2003

This is an actual test - can you find the man's head within 3 seconds? According to medical experiments:

  • If you can find the man's head within 3 seconds, your right brain is more developed than normal people's.
  • If you can find the man's head within 1 minute, your right brain is developed normally.
  • If you can find the man's head within 1-3 minutes, your right brain is slow in reacting, you should eat more meat protein.
  • If you can't find the man's head in 3 minutes or more, your right brain is a disaster...extremely slow in reacting, eat way more protein and try some Ginko Biloba!

retrun to topWhen Shakespeare meets the Simpson

posted on Oct 19 2003

At Philadelphia's Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Rick Miller features impressions of 50 voices from TV's The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth (Website).

retrun to topRaednig

posted on Sep 16 2003

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?