Meet the Wharton Faculty


Faculty Director

Mauro Guillén, PhD, Director, The Lauder Institute; Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School

Mauro is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professor in International Management at the Wharton School. He received a PhD in sociology from Yale University and a Doctorate in political economy from the University of Oviedo in his native Spain. He is a member of the advisory board of the Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas (Grupo Analistas), and serves as the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.

In 2013, Mauro won the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award which honors educators who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating complex business and society issues into their teaching. He is an elected fellow of the Macro Organizational Behavior Society and of the Sociological Research Association, a former Guggenheim Fellow, and a Member in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His current research deals with corporate governance, the role of the corporation in society, the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations. He is the author of 10 books and over 30 scholarly articles.

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WBLC Faculty

Matthew Bidwell, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Matthew Bidwell is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School. His research examines new patterns in work and employment, focusing in particular on the causes and effects of more short-term, market oriented employment relationships. He has conducted detailed research on different forms of worker mobility, comparing the effects of promotion versus internal mobility for firms and workers, and the conditions under which is most likely to happen. He has also worked extensively on outsourcing and contracting, publishing papers on how contractors are used within firms, on the effects of their relationships with staffing firms, and on who goes into contracting.

Professor Bidwell holds a PhD from the MIT Sloan School, an SM in Political Science from MIT, and an MChem from Oxford. He is the recipient of “Outstanding Scholar Awards” from the Academy of Management›s Human Resources Division and from the Labor and Employment Research Association. He is also a senior editor at the Journal Organization Science.

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Emilie Feldman, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Emilie R. Feldman is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where she studied Economics and French Literature, and she received her MBA and DBA in Strategy from Harvard Business School.

Professor Feldman’s work focuses on corporate strategy and governance, with particular interests in the internal functioning of diversified firms and the role divestitures and spinoffs play in corporate reconfiguration. Her research has been published in top academic journals, such as the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and the Academy of Management Journal, and has received numerous scholarly awards, including Distinguished Paper and Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the Academy of Management. Professor Feldman teaches elective courses on mergers and acquisitions in both the undergraduate and MBA programs at Wharton.

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Rahul Kapoor, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Rahul Kapoor is an Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his research, Rahul explores the strategies pursued by established and emerging firms in technology-based industries. He focuses on how firms organize for innovation and manage technological and industry-level changes. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Organization Science, Research Policy, and Strategic Management Journal. He is a member of the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science. In 2011, Rahul was awarded the inaugural Academy of Management (TIM Division) Emerging Scholar Award. At Wharton, Rahul teaches MBA and Executive MBA courses on Competitive Strategy and Technology Strategy. He also teaches in several open enrollment and customized Executive Education programs focusing on strategy and innovation. Prior to joining academia, he spent over 7 years in the high-tech industry where he worked for Texas Instruments and was involved with two startups, one of which he co-founded.

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Frank LaMay, Lecturer, Finance Department, The Wharton School

Frank LaMay has taught corporate finance, investment management and economics at Wharton since 1981. He has taught in the undergraduate program and in post-baccalaureate, executive education and professional development programs. His areas of interest include investment theory and management, corporate valuation, capital budgeting and mergers and acquisitions.

Frank has had extensive practical experience in the field of finance. As head of the corporate planning and analysis function for a Fortune 200 company, he was responsible for development of annual and long-term plans and for financial analysis of corporate results and competitive performance as well as strategy and M&A initiatives. He has held a number of other financial management positions focused on operational and strategic planning at the corporate and divisional level. His industry expertise extends to the financial services, insurance and healthcare industries. Frank also has experience in investment management oversight and financial management of not-for-profit organizations.

Frank earned his AB magna cum laude from Princeton University and has an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School. He has received several awards for outstanding teaching. Frank is a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.

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Stephen M. Sammut, Senior Fellow, Wharton Health Care Management Department, The Wharton School; Lecturer, Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs; Venture Partner, Burrill & Company

Mr. Sammut currently holds an appointment as Senior Fellow, Health Care Management and Lecturer, Entrepreneurship at Wharton. During his 25 years teaching at Wharton, he has created numerous courses, including Private Equity in Emerging Markets and Health Care Entrepreneurship. He has taught over 10,000 students. During his career, he has also founded, managed or financed over 40 companies in health care, life sciences, education and information technology globally. His primary areas of research and publication coincide with his venture and private activity: private equity and venture capital approaches to economic development; health care and biotech capacity building in the emerging markets; and, the role of the private sector in addressing needs in global health.

He is a visiting faculty in the Indian School of Business and Strathmore University Business School in Nairobi, Kenya where he founded the first Health Care Management MBA program on the African continent, as well as founding the African Institute for Health Care Management. He is a member of the Advisory Panel at the Abraaj Capital Africa Health Fund as well as a contractor to the World Bank Group.

Outside of Wharton, Mr. Sammut was a Venture Partner at Burrill & Company, a merchant bank and venture capital fund focused on the life sciences and health care. His role there was capital formation and general management of overseas venture capital funds, particularly in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. He has also consulted with the IFC and World Bank on private equity, technology transfer, and venture capital program assessment. Earlier in his career he was Vice President, SR One, the venture capital arm of GSK, and Vice President for Corporate Development at Teleflex Incorporated where he led the corporate private equity fund and was responsible for M&A activity.

He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Villanova University in biological sciences and philosophy, holds an MBA from the Wharton School and is a DBA Candidate at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

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