Emilie Feldman, PhD

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

corporate governance, corporate strategy, diversification, divestitures, firm scope, spinoffs

About Emilie:

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 the 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 that divestitures, spinoffs, and mergers and acquisitions play in corporate reconfiguration. Her research has been published in top academic journals, such as the Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, 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 and the Best Conference Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society.


Executive Education Programs Taught

Boards that Lead: Corporate Governance that Builds Value
Based on the book Boards that Lead, this executive education program provides the latest thinking from some of the world’s most knowledgeable boardroom veterans on how directors can make a leadership difference.

Executive Development Program
Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, communication, and leadership.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Our interdisciplinary faculty and industry speakers help you select, assess, and evaluate potential opportunities. Examine acquisition strategy, valuation techniques, tax issues, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner
This program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and make a greater contribution to strategy development and value creation in your organization.