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Witold Henisz

Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Partner

Research Interests: stakeholder engagement, political risk identification and management, rise and fall of neoliberalism, political and economic reform and transitions, project management

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  • Witold Henisz (2013), Preferences, Structure and Influence: The Engineering of Consent, Global Strategy Journal, 3 (4), 338 - 359.
  • Witold Henisz (2012), Strategy and Competition in the Market and Non-Market Arena, Academy of Management Perspectives, 26 (3), 40 - 51.
  • Witold Henisz, Raymond E. Levitt, Scott Richard (2012), Toward a Unified Theory of Project Governance: Economic, Sociological and Psychological Supports for Relational Contracting, Engineering Project Organization Journal, 2 (1), 37 - 56.
  • Jandhyala, Srividya, Witold Henisz, Edward Mansfield (2011), Three Waves of BITs: The Global Diffusion of Foreign Investment Policy, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 55 (6), 1045 - 1071.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz (2011), Leveraging the Financial Crisis to Fulfill the Promise of Progressive Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 10 (2), 289 - 321.    Abstract
  • Zelner, Bennet A., Witold Henisz, Guy L.F. Holburn (2009), Contentious Implementation and Retrenchment in Neoliberal Policy Reform: The Global Electric Power Industry, 1989 – 2001, Administrative Science Quarterly, 54(3): 379-412 (lead article).    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, E. Mansfield (2006), Votes and Vetoes: The Political Determinants of Commercial Openness, International Studies Quarterly, 50: 1.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, B. Zelner (2006), Interest Groups, Veto Points and Electricity Infrastructure Deployment, International Organization, 60 (1), 263 - 286.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, B. Zelner (2005), Legitimacy, Interest Group Pressures and Change in Emergent Institutions: The Case of Foreign Investors and Host Country Governments, Academy of Management Review, 30: 2.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, B. Zelner, Mauro Guillen (2005), The Worldwide Diffusion of Market-Oriented Infrastructure Reform, American Sociological Review, 70: 6.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, J. Macher (2004), Firm- and Country-Level Tradeoffs and Contingencies in the Evaluation of Foreign Investment: The Semiconductor Industry, 1994-2002, Organization Science, 15: 6.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, B. Zelner (2004), Explicating Political Hazards: A Transaction Cost Politics Approach, Industrial and Corporate Change, 13 (6), 901 - 915.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, Andrew Delios (2004), Information or Influence? The Benefits of Experience for Managing Political Uncertainty, Strategic Organization, 2 (4), 389 - 422.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz (2004), Political Institutions and Policy Volatility, Economics and Politics, 16 (1), 1 - 27 (lead article).    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz (2004), The Political Economy of Trans-Pacific Business Linkages, Business and Politics, 6 (1), Article 2.    Abstract
  • Andrew Delios, Witold Henisz (2003), Policy Uncertainty and the Sequence of Entry by Japanese Firms, 1980-1998, Journal of International Business Studies, 34 (3), 227 - 241 (lead article).    Abstract
  • Andrew Delios, Witold Henisz (2003), Political Hazards, Experience and Sequential Entry Strategies: The International Expansion of Japanese Firms, 1980-1998, Strategic Management Journal, 24 (11), 1153 - 1164.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz (2003), The Power of the Buckley and Casson Thesis: The Ability to Manage Institutional Idiosyncrasies, Journal of International Business Studies, 34 (2), 173 - 184.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, B. Zelner (2003), The Strategic Organization of Political Risks and Opportunities, Strategic Organization, 1 (4), 451 - 460.  
  • Witold Henisz, Politics and International Investment: Measuring Risk and Protecting Profits (2002).
  • Witold Henisz (2002), The Institutional Environment for Infrastructure Investment, Industrial and Corporate Change    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, A. Delios (2001), Uncertainty, Imitation and Plant Location: Japanese Multinational Corporations, 1990-96, Administrative Science Quarterly, 46: 3.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, B. Zelner (2001), The Institutional Environment for Telecommunications Investment, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 10 (1), 123 - 148.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz (2000), The Institutional Environment for Multinational Investment, Journal of Law Economics and Organization, 16: 2.    Abstract
  • Andrew Delios, Witold Henisz (2000), Japanese Firm's Investment Strategies in Emerging Economies, Academy of Management Journal, 43 (3), 305 - 323.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz (2000), The Institutional Environment for Economic Growth, Economics and Politics, 12 (1), 1 - 31 (lead article).    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz, Olivier Williamson (1999), Comparative Economic Organization -- Within and Between Countries, Business and Politics, 1 (3), 261 - 276.    Abstract
  • Witold Henisz (1999), The Institutions and Governance of Economic Reform’: Theoretical Extensions and Applications , Public Management, 1 (3), 349 - 371.    Abstract
  • Mario Bergara, Witold Henisz, Pablo Spiller (1997), Political Institutions and Electric Utility Investment: A Cross-national analysis, California Management Review, 40 (2), 18 - 35.