Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Corporate governance, corporate strategy, diversification, divestitures, firm scope, spinoffs
Emilie R. Feldman is an associate professor of management with tenure 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. Her dissertation won the Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research at the Harvard Business School and was a finalist for the Wiley-Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management.
Emilie’s research focuses on corporate strategy and governance, with particular interests in the internal functioning of multi-business firms and the role that divestitures, spinoffs, and mergers and acquisitions play in corporate reconfiguration. Her research has been published in top academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, Organization Science, and the Academy of Management Journal. She has received numerous scholarly awards, including the Emerging Scholar Award and the Best Conference Paper Award from the Strategic Management Society as well as two Distinguished Paper Awards from the Academy of Management. Additionally, her research has been featured extensively in popular press outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and Fortune.
Emilie currently serves as an associate editor of the Strategic Management Journal, and she is on the editorial boards of Organization Science and the Academy of Management Journal. She is the chairperson of the Competitive Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society.
Emilie teaches courses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate strategy, and corporate governance in the undergraduate, MBA, law, and executive programs at Wharton and Penn. She received the Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017. She has also consulted and served as a speaker to numerous practitioner audiences, including McKinsey, Google, Intuit, and KPMG.
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