Wharton Faculty International Seminar Reception in Mumbai - July 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai


Wharton Faculty International Seminar Reception in Mumbai - July 30, 2015

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 Time: 8 PM - 10.30 PM Venue: Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai 


The Wharton Club of India invites you and your significant other to a reception on Thursday, 30th July to engage in a dialogue with 8 of our most distinguished Wharton Faculty members led by Professor Ziv Katalan and Professor Harbir Singh, who will be visiting India on a Faculty International Seminar. Wharton’s Faculty International Seminars are conducted to provide Wharton’s faculty first-hand exposure to business issues related to their research and teaching, offer them a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with academic scholars, policy-makers, and business leaders and have on-site visits to the leading and most innovative companies. This esteemed group of professors will be visiting Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore from July 25-August 6, 2015 and will share insights on their India experience as it relates to their core areas of research and expertise. Visiting Professors include Peter Fader, David Bell, Janice Bellace, Bulent Gultekin, John Kimberly, Minyuan Zhao. Their detailed bios are pasted below.

The interactive session will be followed by drinks and dinner.

Date: Thursday, 30th July

Time: 8 PM - 10.30 PM 

Venue: Garden View Room, Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai. 

RSVP: By July 27 by clicking on this link http://bit.ly/whartonindia 

We thank all our alumni for their generous support and look forward to your enthusiastic participation!







David Bell is an expert in consumer shopping behavior. His current research focuses on theories and explanations for geographic variation in the performance of Internet retail startups. Startups studied include Bonobos.com, Diapers.com, and WarbyParker.com. Recent articles explain the effect of physical location on customer acquisition, contagion effects among co-located consumers, and the effect of preference isolation on online demand. Other projects focused on traditional retail settings explore unplanned and impulse buying, and consumer amortization strategies for fixed shopping costs. Previous articles explained consumer store choice among retailers with different pricing strategies, the effect of reference point formation on consumer response to promotions, and the effect of structural factors (e.g., dwelling size) on consumer shopping strategies.

Professor Bell’s research is published in all of the premier academic marketing journals: Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He has won several teaching and research awards, including the MBA Core Curriculum Award, Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, MBA for Executives Excellence in Teaching Award, the Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award, three John D.C. Little Best Paper Finalist Awards, and two INFORMS Marketing Science Long Term Impact Finalist Awards.

Professor Bell teaches Marketing Management in the Wharton MBA and MBA for Executives Programs and Empirical Modeling in PhD program. He also teaches an elective course Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce on both the Wharton | Philadelphia and Wharton | San Francisco campuses. He is the Academic Director for Wharton’s Advanced Management Program 


Janice Bellace was appointed to the faculty of the Wharton School as an assistant professor of legal studies in 1979.  Currently, she holds the Samuel Blank Chair in Legal Studies, and is Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, and Professor of Management.    She is also Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, Penn’s flagship undergraduate joint degrees program in which students pursue an integrated curriculum leading to the awarding of two degrees (the B.S. Econ from the Wharton School and the B.A. from Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences).  

Janice’s research is in the area of labor and employment law and employment relations, with a focus on how international human rights concepts shape regulation and corporate behavior.   During her career at Wharton, she has taught the introductory foundation course in business law, and courses in the area of labor and employment law, negotiations, labor relations, human resources management and international human rights.

Janice has diverse interests in the international arena.  In 1999, Janice took a leave of absence from Penn to become the founding president of Singapore Management University, where she continues as a trustee and as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.  She is also on the international advisory board of universities in Italy and Turkey. 


Bulent Gultekin is an Associate Professor in the Finance Department at Wharton. He specializes in corporate finance and capital markets, financial development, and privatization.

Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1976; AM, University of Pennsylvania, 1975; MA, Bogazici University, 1974; BSc, Robert College, 1969.  

Recent Consulting: Senior privatization adviser to several governments and organizations on issues of privatization and economic reform. Governments include Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Poland, Indonesia, Turkemenistan, and Turkey; organizations range from The World Bank and European Bank to the United Nations Development Program to the United States Agency for International Development as well as major international corporations.

 Academic Positions Held: Wharton: 1981-present (Director, Emerging Economies Program, 1992-93; Co-Director, Weiss Center for International Financial Research, Wharton, 1990-93). Previous appointment: Dartmouth College. Visiting appointments: University of Chicago; Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey.


Other Positions: Governor, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, 1993; Chief Adviser, to the Ministry of Privatization, Poland, 1990-91, to the Prime Minister of Turkey, 1987-89, 1991; President, Housing Development and Public Participation Administration, Turkey, 1987-89; Director General for Research, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, 1986-87.

 Corporate and Public Sector Leadership 2005-2009: Trustee, Koc University Istanbul, Turkey, 1991-present; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sumerbank, Turkey; Trustee, American University in Bulgaria, 1995-present; Foundation for Privatization and Ownership Changes, Poland, 1990-present.



John Kimberly


PhD, Cornell University, 1970; MS, Cornell University, 1967; BA, Yale University, 1964

Recent Consulting

Organizational consultant, several organizations in the public and private sectors; Directorate for Science, Technology, and Industry, and Directorate for Scientific Affairs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France; Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress; Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1982-present (named Henry Bower Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, 1989; Chairperson, Management Department, 1986-89). Previous appointments: Yale University; University of Illinois; Cornell University. Visiting appointments: Ecole Polytechnique, France; University of Paris-Dauphine; Ecole Superieure en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), Paris; Novartis Professor of Healthcare Management, INSEAD

Professional Leadership 2005-2009

Editorial Board, British Journal of Management, 1990-present; Editorial Board, M@n@gement, 1998-2006; American Journal of Medical Quality, 2005-present; International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 2007-present

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership 2005-2009


Board Member, Greentree Community Health Foundation; Board Member, St. Regis Foundation; Board Member OESO Foundation; Board Board Member, Member, Arto Monaco Historical Society 


Minyuan Zhao is an Associate Professor of Management at Wharton. Minyuan's research examines the interactions between firm strategy and external environment in a global context: How emerging market institutions affect firms’ global strategies, and how firms’ strategic organization across borders shapes the global economic landscape. Her papers on multinational R&D strategies received first place in the 2003 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition, the BPS Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management in 2004, and the Best Conference Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society in 2006. Her work has been published in top journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Economics and Management Studies.

Prior to joining Wharton, Minyuan was on the faculty of Ross School of Business (Michigan) and before that, Carlson School of Management (Minnesota). She was the recipient of the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from the Michigan EMBA program and the 2013 Best Educator Award from the NUS-UCLA EMBA program. She also had work experience in entrepreneurship, government think tank, and the automotive industry. 


Ziv Katalan is Managing Director for Wharton Global Initiatives and an Adjunct Professor of OPIM. He received his BS in Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University (1987), and his PhD in Management Science/Operations Research from Columbia University (1995). Over the past 19 years, Dr. Katalan has taught courses in decision models and uncertainty, business analytics, operations management, supply chain management, mathematical modeling and its applications in finance, and quantitative finance at Wharton's MBA and MBA for Executives programs and Penn’s EMTM program. He received a number of teaching awards from the Wharton MBA and MBA for Executives programs. During 2002-2007, Dr. Katalan served as Co-Director of the Executive Master's in Technology Management (EMTM), a program jointly sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and the Wharton School.

Dr. Katalan has been a visiting faculty at Columbia Business School, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. He has also taught numerous Executive Education workshops in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has consulted for many global companies and has advised many students on start-up and new business ideas. 


Harbir Singh is Vice Dean for Global Initiatives, the William and Phyllis Mack Professor and Co-director of Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management.  He has been the Chair of the Management Department at The Wharton School.  His research interests include the development of world-class capabilities, and of sustainable competitive advantage.  His research focuses on effective strategies for managing acquisitions and alliances, and on globalization of firms and markets.  In addition, his teaching interests include the development of competitive advantage and management acquisitions and alliances.

Harbir has won multiple awards for outstanding research in strategic management at the Academy of Management and several awards of teaching.  He won the Academy of International Business Decade Award for his co-authored work on determinants of modes of entry by multinational firms into new country markets.  He was Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, and is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society.

Harbir received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.  He is the Academic Director for several of Wharton’s open enrollment executive programs including “Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage” and “Strategic Alliances: Creating Growth Opportunities,” and is a lead faculty member in the Mergers and Acquisitions program.  Additionally, he teaches and directs numerous customized programs for companies and associations around the world.


Harbir has been a visiting faculty member at London Business School, Bocconi University-Milan, the University of St. Gallen-Switzerland and the Indian School of Business.  He has also conducted executive seminars on competitive advantage, globalization, acquisitions and alliances for many companies including IBM Corporation, Merck, Pfizer, Verizon, AT&T and Daimler. 

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