retrun to topOutstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award

posted on Dec 30 2017


I am honored to receive this year's "Outstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award," especially since it was my first time teaching in the GW WEMBA program. Thanks so much to the WEMBA students--I really enjoyed meeting all of you and the great discussions we had in- and outside the classroom!

retrun to topNominated for Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award

posted on Mar 09 2016

I have just received notice from the GWSB Doctoral Student Association that I have been nominated for this year's Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award!


This represents my fourth nomination in the six years I've been here at GW (including winning this award in 2014). Thanks to our doctoral students for nominating me again!

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 topEBS Offsite Doctoral Workshop

posted on Jun 01 2015

This week, I accepted Markus Kreutzer's kind invitation to join him and his colleagues for the European Business School's Annual Off-Site Doctoral Workshop at Kloster Johannisberg in the beautiful Rhine Valley.


Besides the inevitable sightseeing and wine tasting, I learned a lot about the impressive research the EBS doctoral students are conducting. So thanks for having me!

retrun to topExecutive MBA in St. Gallen

posted on Mar 10 2015


Just returned from teaching my first Executive MBA seminar at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Besides feeling nostalgic about returning to my Alma Mater after more than 10 years, I was very impressed with the university's executive education program as well as with the qualifications, experience, and interest of the attending executives.

Many thanks to my former doctoral adviser, Günter Müller-Stewens, for inviting me and to the executives for having me. I look forward to coming back next week for my second seminar.

retrun to topNYC Networking Trek

posted on Oct 24 2014

ncycareertrekJust 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 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 topDoctoral Seminar at Kennesaw State University

posted on Aug 18 2013

Just returned from teaching a session on "Social Network/Social Capital Theory" in Kennesaw State University's DBA program.


Thanks to Torsten Pieper for inviting me and to the KSU doctoral students for having such an engaged conversation with me on social networks/social capital and research in general.

retrun to topGWSB Commencement 2013

posted on May 17 2013


Congratulations to our students and good luck for all your future endeavors!

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 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 topNominated for Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award

posted on Apr 11 2012

This is what I found on my office door this morning...

Vaill Award 2011

Thanks to the doctoral students for nominating me!

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 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!