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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

Links: CV, Corporate Diplomacy LinkedIn Group, Corporate Diplomacy Portal

  • MGMT209 - The Political Environment of the Multinational Firm

    MGMT209001  ( Syllabus

  • MGMT720 - Corporate Diplomacy

    This full semester elective is designed for students in the MBA program as well as other professional schools (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy and Engineering) with an interest in the interface between multinational corporations and political and social actors. The course is consciously interdisciplinary in its design and is focused on a central phenomenon: internationalinvestors' attempts to overcome political and social challenges that stand between market demand and shareholder profit.

    The course is built around the assumption that as international investment involves individual working in teams in multiple organizations from various countries motivated by some combination of self-interest, profit and public interest, an interdisciplinary perspective in which one genuinely integrates insights and tools from economics, political science, international business and strategy will outperform a narrower approach. While our main focus will be oncorporate diplomacy in a global business environment, the topics we will examine are generalizable to many additional contexts including team decision-making, organizational politics, lobbying, marketing, sales, political campaigns and corporate, national or multilateral projections of soft power.

    MGMT720001  ( Syllabus

    MGMT720002  ( Syllabus


    Students taking the course will be introduced to the seminal readings on a given method, have a hands-on discussion regarding their application often using a paper and dataset of the faculty member leading the discussion. The goal of the course is to make participants more informed users and reviewers of a wide variety of methodological approaches to Management research including Ordinary Least Squares, Discrete Choice, Count Models, Panel Data, Dealing with Endogeneity, Survival/failure/event history and event studies, experiments, factor analysis and structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling,networks, comparative qualitative methods, coding of non-quantitative data, unstructured text and big data simulations.

    MGMT970001  ( Syllabus