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He is Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship, IESE and Professor and President, CEIBS (Shanghai, Beijing). He has also taught as Guest Professor at Harvard Business School (USA); Oxford University; Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands); AESE (Portugal); IEDC (Slovenia); IAE (Argentina); IPADE (Mexico), University of Piura (Perú)... His areas of specialization include entrepreneurship; intrapreneurship and starting new ventures; Management of privatization and turnaround processes, Industrial alliances, joint-ventures and acquisitions, Industrial procurement, customer-client integration, Management of technology and innovation, Internationalization processes. *He holds the Bertran Foundation Chair of Entrepreneurship at IESE and the Chengwei Ventures Chair on Entrepreneurship at CEIBS. He is the Academic Director of the "Global CEO Program for China" ( Harvard Business School-CEIBS-IESE); is a Consultant to various companies; Founder and President of FINAVES, capital risk company linked to entrepreneurial activities by IESE alumni; Board member in several companies and author of different books. Among other honors he holds the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2003; Cross of Sant Jordi, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2003; Magnolia Award, Government of Shanghai, 2004; Prize for the best journalistic work in economics by PIMEC, 2006; Golden Magnolia Award, Government of Shanghai, 2007.
He is the author of over a dozen books, the most recent of which are Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Boards for a Complex World (with Colin B. Carter, 2003), Aligning the Stars: How to Succeed When Professionals Drive Results (with Thomas J. Tierney, 2002) and Pawns or Potentates: The Reality of America’s Corporate Boards (1989). Organization and Environment (with Paul R. Lawrence) won the Academy of Management’s Best Management Book of the Year Award and the James A. Hamilton Book Award of the College of Hospital Administrators in 1969. Prof. Lorsch holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Paddy Miller is professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE. His interests lie in the area of leadership and the management of change and recently have focused on the specific issues of leading innovation in multinational organizations. Dr. Miller's particular approach to innovation has been to take a longitudinal perspective to organizational transition as innovation is embedded in the culture. In line with this view, he has become extensively involved in management development issues in many organizations during the transition to being creative organisations. His work has cumulated in a new book Innovation as Usual published by Harvard Business Review Publishing in 2013, co-authored with a colleague, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg.
Among the companies and organizations that have used his services are Visteon, Bulgari Italy, IBM Germany, Henkel Germany, Lufthansa Germany, Volkswagen Germany, Caterpillar Spain, the United Nations FAO, Standard Life Scotland, Sun Microsystems Europe and AWI Canada. Apart from addressing management groups, he has worked with CEOs and their management teams in Europe, Africa, and North and South America. He is a sought-after speaker on executive programs in the U.S. and Europe - teaching on international programs offered by the business schools of Harvard, Michigan, Cape Town and the University of Virginia.
Dr. Miller has written and contributed to several other books and articles that have appeared in publications ranging from the Financial Times to the Harvard Business Review. His case studies have won awards in various international forums. He was awarded by the American Academy of Management for his work in the field of globally distributed teams. McGraw-Hill published his book, Mission Critical Leadership (2001). Along with a team of researchers, Prof. Miller blogs regularly on the topic of creativity in organizations at "The Innovation Architect".
Doctor in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Honorary Doctorate, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Senior Associate Dean for International Development, Harvard Business School.
Professor Palepu’s current research and teaching activities focus on strategy and governance. In the area of strategy, his recent focus has been on the globalization of emerging markets, particularly India and China, and the resulting opportunities and challenges for Western investors and multinationals, and for local companies with global aspirations. He is a co-author of the book on this topic, Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution. In the area of corporate governance, Professor Palepu’s work focuses on board engagement with strategy. Professor Palepu teaches in several HBS executive education programs aimed at members of corporate boards. He has served on a number of public company and non-profit boards.