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Director of Lauder Institute: Mauro Guillén
February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24

Mauro Guillén

Dr. Mauro F. Guillén, the Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management at the Wharton School and professor of sociology in Arts and Sciences (SAS), has been named Director of the Lauder Institute,  effective July 1, 2007 Provost Ron Daniels announced recently.

The Lauder Institute, a collaboration of the Wharton School and SAS, integrates management education with language and international studies to prepare students for careers in global business. Lauder students follow a curriculum leading to an MBA in management and an MA in international studies.  The Lauder curriculum requires advanced applied language study in one of eight languages, and a two-month immersion course abroad.

“We are delighted that Mauro will be leading the Lauder Institute,” Provost Daniels said. “For more than 20 years, Lauder has been educating business leaders for an increasingly global marketplace. With his expertise in international management, and his own remarkable multi-lingual career, Mauro will further strengthen Lauder’s mission of training tomorrow’s executives.”

Dr. Guillén’s multifaceted research examines the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and the diffusion of innovations. His most recent books are The Rise of Spanish Multinationals (Cambridge University Press), The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical: Scientific Management and the Rise of Modernist Architecture (Princeton University Press), and The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain (Princeton).

He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and a B.A. and Ph.D. in political economy from Universidad de Oviedo in his native Spain. He has published in Spanish and English and has been a member of the Wharton faculty since 1996. He has served on numerous University committees, and he received his secondary appointment in SAS in 2003.

A search committee chaired by Wharton professors Dr. Yoram (Jerry) Wind and Jack H. Nagel recommended Dr. Guillén to succeed Dr. Richard J. Herring, the Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking and Professor of Finance who served as director from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Stephen J. Kobrin, the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management, is Interim Director.

The Lauder Institute was founded in 1983 by Leonard A. Lauder and Ronald S. Lauder, in honor of their father, Joseph. Leonard Lauder is Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies and Ronald Lauder is Chairman of The Clinique Laboratories.

Almanac - February 27, 2007, Volume 53, No. 24