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    Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders faculty

    Program faculty for 2014

    Each year we have been able to attract the very best instructors and we continually refine the curriculum based on feedback from prior participants. Below are some of the faculty for the 2014 “Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders” program at Yale School of Management.

    Faculty for the 2015 program will be announced in May.

    Constance BagleyConstance E. Bagley, Professor in the Practice of Law and Management

    Constance E. Bagley is professor in the practice of law and management at the Yale School of Management and received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and 2013. She is also a senior research scholar at the Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale School of Management faculty, she was an associate professor at the Harvard Business School and was Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, she was a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen. She was also a member of the faculty of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) International University for Presidents in Hong Kong and the Czech Republic.

    Professor Bagley received an honorary doctorate in economics from Lund University in 2011 in recognition of her pioneering work on law and management and she received the Senior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in 2006. Her articles include “What's Law Got To Do With It?: Integrating Law and Strategy.” published by the American Business Law Journal in 2010, and “Winning Legally: The Value of Legal Astuteness,” published in the Academy of Management Review in April 2008. She is the author of Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century (South-Western Legal Studies in Business, 7th ed. 2013), and Winning Legally: How Managers Can Use the Law to Create Value, Marshal Resources, and Manage Risk (Harvard Business School Press 2005), and coauthor with Craig A. Dauchy of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law (South-Western Legal Studies in Business, 4th ed. 2011). She served as President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business from 2011–2012 and was a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania from 2007–2012. She served on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s National Adjudicatory Council from 2005–2008. She is also a staff editor of the American Business Law Journal and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Business and Innovation and Research.

    Professor Bagley received her JD, magna cum laude, from the Harvard Law School and was invited to join the Harvard Law Review. She received her AB, with honors and distinction, from Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa her junior year. She is a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and the State Bar of New York. more-Bagley »

    JD magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
    AB with Distinction and Honors, Stanford University

    Norman BartczakNorman Bartczak, Founder & Managing Director, Financial Statement Investigation Inc.; Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Columbia Business School and Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

    Norman Bartczak is the founder (in 1985) and managing director of Financial Statement Investigation, Inc. (formerly, The Center for Financial Strategy), a Boston-based company specializing in designing, developing and delivering executive education seminars. Dr. Bartczak is also a registered investment advisor and a founding partner (in 1999) of West End Advisors LLC (www.wea-llc.biz), a New York-based registered investment advisory firm which provides asset managers, financial advisors, and institutional investors with unique investment funds, trading advice, and portfolio analysis and risk assessment.

    Since 1993, Professor Bartczak has been on the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. In 1999, he began teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Columbia University Law School where he continues to instruct. Dr. Bartczak teaches courses in the accounting area, Financial Statement Analysis and Business Analysis and Valuation, the finance area, Security Analysis and Management of Financial Institutions. From 1982 until 2007, Professor Bartczak taught a five-day, twice a year, Forensic Accounting for Credit and Equity Analysts seminar in Northwestern University’s Executive Education Program. More recently, Dr. Bartczak has begun teaching in Yale University’s School of Management Executive Education Programs.

    From 1976 through 1985, Professor Bartczak was a faculty member at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration in Boston. During that time, he was responsible for the development and teaching of one of Harvard’s most popular second-year MBA courses, Analysis of Corporate Financial Reports. Dr. Bartczak also taught international financial reporting, financial analysis, and control in Harvard’s Executive Education Programs and in company executive seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining Harvard, Professor Bartczak taught at the University of Washington in Seattle.

    Dr. Bartczak has served as a consultant to a variety of business and government clients. He has provided customized training programs for the employees of more than 50 corporations and institutions across the United States and overseas. The seminars have covered a broad range of financial topics including corporate finance concepts and applications, financial accounting and reporting issues, credit policy and analysis, corporate restructurings and valuations and financial products. Dr. Bartczak has also served as an expert witness in judicial proceedings involving misrepresentations in financial statements and valuation issues.

    Professor Bartczak is the author of more than 30 case studies at Harvard Business School (he has co-authored more than 25 additional HBS cases). His writings have appeared both in practitioner-oriented publications, such as the Harvard Business Review, and in academic journals, such as The Journal of Accounting Research.

    Dr. Bartczak passed the CPA exam in Seattle and he received a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the American Finance Association, the New York Society of Security Analysts and the American Bar Association.

    In 2003, Professor Bartczak received The Margaret Chandler Memorial Award for Commitment to Excellence from Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Programs graduating class in recognition of his contribution to the class. The award honors the high standards set by the late Professor Margaret K. Chandler.

    PhD University of Washington
    MBABSc DePaul

    Victoria Brescoll Victoria L. Brescoll, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Professor Brescoll’s research focuses on the impact of stereotypes on individuals’ status and power within organizations, particularly for individuals who violate gender stereotypes. Her study “Can an Angry Woman Get Ahead? Gender, Status Conferral, and Workplace Emotion Expression,” published in Psychological Science, concluded that people reward men who get angry but view angry women as incompetent and unworthy of status and power in the workplace. The research was widely reported on in the popular press including The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TheWall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and U.S. News & World Report.

    Additionally, Professor Brescoll examines how having power may differentially affect men and women's behavior at work. In 2012, she published a paper in Administrative Science Quarterly, “Who Takes the Floor and Why: Gender, Power, and Volubility in Organizations,” showing that, for men, there is a strong relationship between having power and talking a lot in organizational settings (e.g., the United States Senate), but for women, there is no such relationship. Her other research interests include the cultural origins of stereotypes (e.g. the media), corporate social responsibility and framing messages to improve health policy. 

    She received her MS, MPhil, and PhD in social psychology from Yale University where she was supported by a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She completed her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. In 2004, Professor Brescoll worked in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton under a Congressional Fellowship. more-Brescoll »

    PhD Yale University
    MPhil Yale University
    MS Yale University
    BA University of Michigan

    Daylian Cain AIGA Yale 2014Daylian Cain, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Daylian Cain joined the Yale School of Management after serving as Harvard’s Russell Sage Fellow of Behavioral Economics. He was awarded the Society of Business Ethics and the Wheatley Institution’s “Master Teacher in Ethics” award in 2012 and was named the “Yale School of Management’s Elective Teacher of 2011.”

    Dr. Cain’s research focuses on "judgement and decision making” and "behavior business ethics”—in other words, he studies the reasons that smart people do dumb things, good people do bad things. Cain is a leading expert on conflicts of interest, especially the “perverse effects of disclosing conflicts of interest.” This work ties in with Cain's work on how to turn altruism on/off.

    Cain’s work has been discussed in the New Yorker, Forbes, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal and other top media outlets. He won the Herb Simon Dissertation Award for his study titled “The Dirt on Coming Clean: Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest,” which the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard named as being among the most relevant research on fiduciary reform. more-Cain »

    Russell Sage Fellow, Harvard University
    PhD Carnegie Mellon University
    MS Carnegie Mellon University
    MA UNC-Chapel Hill
    MA Dalhousie University
    First Class Honors BA Dalhousie University

    Rodrigo Canales AIGA Yale 2014Rodrigo Canales, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Rodrigo Canales researches the role of institutions in entrepreneurship and economic development. Specifically, Rodrigo’s work seeks to understand how individuals purposefully enact organizational and institutional change. In particular, Rodrigo explores how individuals’ backgrounds, professional identities, and organizational positions affect how they relate to existing structures and the strategies they pursue to change them. His work builds on the different traditions of institutional theory and contributes to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that allow institutions to operate and change. Rodrigo has done work in entrepreneurial finance and microfinance. As he continues his work on microfinance he is also conducting research in the institutional complexities of renewable energy and the institutional implications of the Mexican war on drugs. Rodrigo teaches the Innovator Perspective at Yale School of Management; he sits in the steering committee of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT and he advises several startups in Mexico that seek to improve the financing environment for small firms. more-Canales »

    PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MBA Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BS summa cum laude, Universidad Iberoamericana

    Barry Nalebuff AIGA Yale 2014Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management

    Barry Nalebuff is an expert on game theory and has written extensively on its application to business strategy. He is the co-author of five books: Thinking Strategically and The Art of Strategy are two popular books on game theory with over 300,000 copies in print. In Co-opetition, Nalebuff looks beyond zero-sum games to emphasize the potential for cooperating as well as competing. In Why Not?, he and Ian Ayres provide a framework for problem solving and ingenuity. His most recent book, Lifecycle Investing, provides a new strategy for retirement investing. A graduate of MIT, a Rhodes Scholar and Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Nalebuff earned his doctorate at Oxford University.

    In addition to his academic work, he has extensive experience consulting with multinational firms, from American Express, GE, and McKinsey to Google and Rio Tinto. He is advising the NBA in their negotiations with the National Basketball Players Association and serves on the board of Nationwide Insurance. In 1998, Nalebuff together with one of his former students (Seth Goldman) co-founded Honest Tea, a company that sells ready-to-drink iced tea that truly tastes like tea. It is one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies and has grown (organically) from $0 to $70 million in sales. In 2011, Coca-Cola purchased the company. more-Nalebuff »

    PhD Oxford University
    MPhil Oxford University
    SB Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    SB Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Steven Permut AIGA Yale 2014Steven Permut, Assistant Dean and Director, Executive Programs; Senior Lecturer in Management, Yale School of Management

    Steven Permut joined the faculty of the Yale School of Management at its founding in 1976 where he developed the first MBA marketing management course. During the next 11 years, he developed and taught the core marketing course along with advanced electives in market research and new business strategy. He left Yale to pursue an active consulting practice which was sold in 1995. He returned to Yale to serve as Executive Director, Advanced Programs & Executive Education in the School of Management and held a Teaching Fellowship in the Department of Art History—which is an avocation.

    Prior to returning to Yale, he served on the marketing faculty at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management where he won the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award seven times in the Executive, Evening and full-time MBA programs. He has also served on the faculty of Boston University’s International MBA Program in Brussels, Belgium for executives in Western Europe and was a visiting professor at the University of Lille, France.

    In addition to many academic and professional publications, he was Founding Editor of the Praeger Series in Public and Nonprofit Marketing. He has been quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal among other publications and was a guest on the “McNeil-Lehrer News Hour” (now “The PBS News Hour”) on the infamous Tylenol product recalls and crisis management strategies.

    An active consultant to over fifty major corporations in a dozen countries in the area of marketing strategy and tactics for bringing new technology to market, he has worked with AT&T, Bell Labs, British Telecom, Chevron, GE, GM, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Philips NV, Rockwell, Time Warner, Xerox, Yale New Haven Hospital and others. He has been directly involved with the launch of more than two dozen new products and services. In addition, he has created and delivered over 600 executive education programs and seminars for corporate clients worldwide.

    Permut has served as an Expert Witness for the Federal Reserve Board (and testified on their behalf before a Committee of the US Senate), AT&T (as part of the divesture litigation), Coca-Cola (as part of the Pepsi Challenge and rebranding of Coke) and others. He has served as Chair of the National Advisory Council, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (Washington, DC), and a committee member for the National Academy of Sciences, and an advisor to the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations. He also holds the Elm & Ivy Award from the President of Yale University for his volunteer work with nonprofit organizations. Leisure time activities include running and sailing/racing on the coast of Maine.

    He holds a PhD and MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he specialized in marketing and psychological measurement, a Master’s degree from Wesleyan University, BA from University of Colorado, was a graduate student in art history at Columbia University in New York City, and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale. more-Permut »

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld  AIGA Yale 2014Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs & Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management 

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld served as full tenured professor at Emory’s Goizueta Business School for a decade and a professor at the Harvard Business School for a decade, and he is currently the Senior Associate Dean of Executive Programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, as well as founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance. 

    Professor Sonnenfeld’s related research has been published in 100 scholarly articles which appeared in the leading academic journals in management such as Administrative Sciences Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, Social Forces, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management. He has also authored eight books, including The Hero’s Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession and another best seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity. 

    At the same time, his work is regularly cited by the general media in such outlets as: BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, CBS (60 Minutes), NBC (The Today Show), ABC (Nightline, Good Morning America), CNN and Fox News, as well as PBS and CNBC, where he is a regular commentator. BusinessWeek listed Sonnenfeld as one of the world’s 10 most influential business school professors and Directorship magazine has listed him among the 100 most influential figures in corporate governance. He is the first academician to have rung the opening bells of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Exchange. more-Sonnenfeld »

    DBA Harvard University
    MBA Harvard University
    AB Harvard College

    Arthur J. Swersey AIGA Yale 2014Arthur J. Swersey,  Professor of Operations Research

    Professor Swersey’s expertise is in quality management, operations management and mathematical modeling. He has 30 years’ experience consulting to firms in statistical process control and quality management and he is the co-author of a book on experimental design with applications in marketing and service operations.

    Swersey’s expertise in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry is the basis for his study of quality practices and results among Japanese and U.S. PCB firms. Professor Swersey has done research on siting vehicle emissions testing stations and school bus scheduling and he has developed queuing models for the New York City Fire Department. In his current research he devised a mathematical model for predicting the severity of prostate cancer based on biopsy results and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels.

    Prior to coming to Yale, Professor Swersey was with the Rand Corporation where he directed fire and police studies in New York City. more-Swersey »

    D Eng Sci Columbia University
    MS Columbia University
    BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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