Assistant Professor of Management
Research Interests: firm internationalization, immigration, networks, knowledge management and organizational learning, competition
Professor Exequiel Hernandez studies global networks and the internationalization of firms. He is especially interested in how firms grow through the establishment of subsidiaries in foreign countries and through the formation of alliances and other types of network ties with foreign partners. Zeke's research deals with two related challenges firms must manage as they grow in this manner: creating and transferring knowledge across units scattered throughout multiple parts of the world and dealing with competitive threats from rivals in multiple locations. He has published in top tier journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Journal.
Zeke was recently selected as the winner of the Emerging Scholar Award by the International Division of the Academy of Management, given to a junior scholar "who has shown exemplary scholarship in international management research." His research on the relationship between immigration and the internationalization and performance of firms has been recognized with several awards, most recently the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award at the 2016 Academy of International Business Conference. He has also won awards for his teaching, in which he strives to apply research-based knowledge to the current issues faced by managers.
Zeke received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Prior to joining Wharton, he was a professor at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis for two years. He teaches the Global Strategy course in the MBA program.