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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 2013 "Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders" program at Yale School of Management. Faculty for the 2014 program will be announced in May.
Constance E. Bagley, Professor in the Practice of Law and
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. Before joining the Yale School of Management faculty, she was an associate professor at the Harvard Business School and taught a variety of courses 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 the Senior Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in 2006 and her articles include “Winning Legally: The Value of Legal Astuteness,” which was published in the Academy of Management Review in April 2008. She is the author of Winning Legally: How Managers Can Use the Law to Create Value, Marshal Resources, and Manage Risk (Harvard Business School Press 2005), the coauthor with Diane Wilkins Savage of Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century (Cengage South-Western Legal Studies in Business, 6th ed. 2009), and the coauthor with Craig A. Dauchy of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law (Cengage South-Western Legal Studies in Business, 4th ed. 2011). She is the president-elect of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of 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.
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
JD magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
AB with Distinction and Honors, Stanford University
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, and 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 over 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
Professor Bartczak is the author of over 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
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, Business Week, 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.
Education: PhD Yale University MPhil Yale University MS Yale University BA University of Michigan
Daylian 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.”
Cain’s research examines how people fail to live up to their own moral standards, e.g., “smart people doing dumb things, good people doing bad things.” Cain is a leading expert on conflicts of interest and the co-editor of Cambridge Press’s Conflicts of Interest: Problems and Solutions from Law, Medicine, and Organizational Settings (2005).
Cain’s work has been discussed in the New Yorker, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, BusinessWeek, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. 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.
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, 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.
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MBA Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS summa cum laude, Universidad Iberoamericana
Barry 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 coauthor 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) cofounded 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.
PhD Oxford University
MPhil Oxford University
SB Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SB Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Steven Permut, Deputy Director, Executive Programs, Yale School of Management
Steven Permut has been a marketing professor and practitioner over thirty years. He 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 taught the core marketing course along with advanced electives in market research and new business strategy. He has been a Trustee of the Long Wharf Theatre and Shubert Center for the Performing Arts, and was the marketing resource for the City of New Haven’s Technology Investment Fund for new venture funding. 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. He currently teaches in Yale’s executive education program where he is Deputy Director of Executive Programs.
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, and he was nominated for “Best Professor in a small class” by the Eller Student Council. 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.
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 and was a graduate student in modern art at Columbia University in New York City. 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 over two dozen new products and services. In addition, he has created and delivered over 500 executive education programs and seminars for corporate clients worldwide.He 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 (dealing with energy consumption behavior and conservation), the National Engineering Consortium and an advisor to the United Nations Centre for Transnational Corporations. He 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.
Jeffrey 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, where he is a regular commentator, 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.
Education:DBA Harvard University MBA Harvard University AB Harvard College
Arthur J. Swersey, Professor of Operations Research
Professor Swersey's expertise is in quality management, operations management and mathematical modeling. He teaches core courses in operation management, and probability modeling and an elective in quality management. He has 30 years' experience consulting to firms in statistical process control, quality management and operations management, and he is the co-author of Testing 1-2-3: Experimental Design with Applications in Marketing and Service Operations published by Stanford University Press. In 2012, Professor Swersey was named one of the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors by the business school website Poets & Quants. He received annual Faculty Teaching Awards from the Executive MBA classes of 2010 and 2012. In the full-time program, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1989 and again in 2005. He is the only Yale School of Management professor who has ever been honored with a Special Faculty Recognition Award from the Alumni Association, which he received at the School’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2002. Professor Swersey has twice been a finalist in the Franz Edelman Award Competition for Management Science Achievement, in 1974 and 1992. He received The Elm and Ivy Award for Town-Gown relations from the City of New Haven in 1992 for his work with the New Haven Fire Department and was a co-recipient of the 1976 NATO Systems Science Prize for work with the New York City Fire Department.Professor 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. Prior to coming to Yale, Professor Swersey was with the Rand Corporation where he directed fire and police studies in New York City.
D Eng Sci Columbia University
MS Columbia University
BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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