Stephen J Kobrin
William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management
Publisher and Executive Director, Wharton Digital Press™
Research Interests: global strategy, globalization, impact of the information revolution, international political economy
Address: 3201 SH-DH, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 898-7732
PhD, University of Michigan, 1975; MBA, University of Pennsylvania, 1961; BMgtE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1960
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Fellow, Academy of International Business
Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 1987-present (Editor, Wharton School Publishing, 2008-present; Director, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies, 2006-2007; named William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management, 1992; Director, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, 1994-2000; Director, William H. Wurster Center for International Management Studies, 1992-94; Chairperson, Management Department, 1989-92; Anheuser-Busch Term Professor of Management, 1987-92). Previous appointments: New York University; The Conference Board; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble, 1965-71
Fellow, World Economic Forum, 1995-present; President, Academy of International Business, 2001-2002
Stephen J Kobrin (2008), It Ain't Over Until the Fat Lady Sings: Three Narratives Relating to the Rise and Possible Fall of the Second Wave of Globalization,
Stephen J Kobrin (2008), Globalization, Transnational Corporations and the Future of Global Governance, Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship
Stephen J Kobrin (2005), Multinational Enterprise and Public Responsibility: The Case of Talisman Energy and Human Rights in Sudan, International Business Government Relations in the 21st Century, In Robert Grosse, ed. Cambridge University Press.
Stephen J Kobrin (2004), Oil and Politics: Talisman Energy in Sudan, NYU Journal of Law and Politics, 36: 2-3.
Stephen J Kobrin (2002), Economic Governance in an Electronically Networked Global Economy, The Emergence of Private Authority: Forms of Private Authority and Their Implications for Global Governance
Stephen J Kobrin (2001), With Technology Growing, Our Privacy is Shrinking, Philadelphia Inquirer
Stephen J Kobrin (2001), Sovereignty@Bay: Globalization, Multinational Enterprise, and the International Political System, Oxford Handbook of International Business, Chapter 7.
Stephen J Kobrin (2001), Our Resistance is as Global as Your Oppression,
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MGMT208 - Globalization and International Political Economy
Globalization and International Political Economy is an upper level undergraduate course designed to provide the background necessary to understand globalization and the changes taking place in the international political-economy. The course objective is to help students develop a conceptual framework that will provide an understanding of the current international political-economic environment, provide a basis for thinking about the fundamental changes which are now taking place, and to build a solid foundation to which new material can be added throughout the students' careers.
Format: Class discussions will be interactive and structured to encourage maximum student participation.
Requirements: Take home mid-term exam, a final course paper of 10-15 pages and two shorter (1-2 page papers) dealing with the readings for the day. Students will not be allowed to enroll after the third class session.