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Harbir Singh: Vice Dean for Global Initiatives at Wharton
October 7, 2008, Volume 55, No. 7



Wharton Dean Thomas Robertson has appointed Dr. Harbir Singh as the new Vice Dean for Global Initiatives. In his new role, Dr. Singh will champion the Wharton School’s global activities including research, education and knowledge dissemination. Dr. Singh will help coordinate the school’s agenda for globalization in close collaboration with the undergraduate and graduate divisions, including the internationally focused Huntsman and Lauder Programs.

A member of the Wharton faculty for nearly 25 years, Dr. Singh has long served the Wharton community as a researcher, chairperson of the management department, member of the University Models of Excellence Committee. He is the Mack Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation. Dr. Singh focuses his research on strategic alliances, corporate acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He has served on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Journal. Dr. Singh has taught several courses in Management, including  Competitive Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Strategic Alliances.  

Dr. Singh has won numerous awards for his scholarship including the Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award, the Graduate Division’s Miller-Sherrerd Core Teaching Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Michigan, where he received his PhD. He is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society, and is past division chair of the Business Strategy Division of the Academy of Management.

Dr. Singh has studied businesses all over the world, working with such global organizations as GlaxoSmithKline, Verizon, Cisco, Philips and the Aditya Birla Group.  He is on the Academic Advisory Board of the Indian School of Business and has been a visiting professor at the London Business School and Bocconi University, Italy. 



Almanac - October 7, 2008, Volume 55, No. 7