Felix Zandman Endowed Professor of International Management
Mauro F. Guillén has been appointed the Dr. Felix Zandman
Endowed Professor of International Management, effective
July 1, 2003.
Guillén has been teaching at Wharton since 1996, when he
joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the management
department, and has held a secondary appointment in the
sociology department since 1999. He became a tenured associate
professor in 2000 and was promoted to the rank of full
professor in 2003. Prior to his arrival at Wharton,
he was on the faculty of the Sloan School of Management
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He
received his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University in
Guillén's research and teaching interests include international
management, organizational theory, and economic sociology.
His publications have been recognized with several honors
over the years, most recently with the W. Richard Scott
Best Paper Award from Administrative Science Quarterly.
He has taught courses for Wharton's undergraduate, MBA
and doctoral students including Comparative Management
(undergraduate), Global Strategic Management (MBA), and
Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Research
in Management (doctoral). In 2002, he received the Wharton
Graduate Association Teaching Award and the MBA Core Teaching
Award. In 1998, he was named a Guggenheim Fellow and a
member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
He became an Eligible Fellow at the Center for Advanced
Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto in 1996.
Dr. Felix Zandman Professorship in International Management
was established in 1995 with a gift from Alfred and Luella
Slaner to honor Dr. Zandman. In 1962, Dr. Zandman, with
the financial help of the late Alfred P. Slaner, founded
Vishay Intertechnology. The company was named after Dr.
Zandman's and Mr. Slaner's ancestral village in Lithuania,
in memory of family members who perished in the Holocaust.
The Professorship was developed to go to "an outstanding
scholar and teacher who has a strong background in the
management of global enterprises and can focus on issues
critical to managing international corporations."