Claudine Gartenberg

Claudine Gartenberg
  • Assistant Professor of Management

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2035 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: corporate strategy; organizational strategy; firm scope; motivation; corporate governance; compensation and pay inequality; corporate purpose

Links: CV, @cmgartenberg, Inaugural Corporate Strategy and Innovation Conference

Overview

Claudine Gartenberg is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her work is focused on incorporating realistic models of human behavior, such as self-interest and social comparison, into research on firm strategy. She has conducted studies on the role of incentives and corporate scope of US mortgage lenders preceding the 2007-2008 housing crisis, the role of workplace culture in influencing the digitization of work within the trucking industry, and the role of social comparison and corporate scope in affecting pay inequality over the past three decades, among others.

Her work has been published in top academic journals, including Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, where she currently sits on the editorial board.

Professor Gartenberg received a B.A. with honors in Physics from Harvard College, and a D.B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar and received the Wyss Award for best doctoral research. She joins Wharton from the faculty of NYU Stern School. Prior to joining academia, Professor Gartenberg was an account manager at a business consulting firm, working with clients such as PG&E, Chevron, Hallmark Cards, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

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Research

Teaching

Past Courses

  • MGMT611 - MANAGING EST ENTERPRISE

    This course is about managing large enterprises that face the strategic challenge of being the incumbent in the market and the organizational challenge of needing to balance the forces of inertia and change. The firms of interest in this course tend to operate in a wide range of markets and segments, frequently on a global basis, and need to constantly deploy their resources to fend off challenges from new entrants and technologies that threaten their established positions. The class is organized around three distinct but related topics that managers of established firms must consider: strategy, human and social capital, and global strategy.

  • MGMT782 - STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION

    Much more is known about strategy formulation than its implementation, yet valid, sensible strategies often fail because of problems on the implementation side. This course provides you with tools to turn good strategy into successful reality. It covers the choices, structure, and conditions that enable the successful attainment of strategic objectives. Students learn from rigorous academic research on successful implementation, as well as a series of seasoned business leaders who will visit to share their own experience from the front lines.

Awards and Honors

  • Ralph Gomory Best Industry Studies Award, Runner Up, 2018
  • SMS Best Paper Award Nomination (voluntarily opted out once paper was accepted for publication), 2018
  • Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Harvard Business School (one of 4 recipients across all departments), 2010
  • Financial Management Association, Best Paper Awards Semifinalist, “Did fair valuation depress equity values during the 2008 financial crisis?” with George Serafeim., 2010
  • Harvard University, Derek Bok Center Teaching Award, (rated 5.0 / 5.0 by students versus division average of 4.0 / 5.0)., 2008
  • Harvard Business School, Baker Scholar (top 5% of class)., 2006

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Latest Research

Claudine Gartenberg and George Serafeim (2019), 181 Top CEOs Have Realized Companies Need a Purpose Beyond Profit, Harvard Business Review Online.
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How Pay Inequality Affects the Bottom Line

Pay inequality is a persistent problem that is getting more exposure than ever before. Recent Wharton research examines how inequality affects individual workers and entire companies.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2017/10/17
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Awards and Honors

Ralph Gomory Best Industry Studies Award, Runner Up 2018
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