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Zeke Hernandez

Exequiel Hernandez, PhD

Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:Global networks, internationalization, immigration, innovation, knowledge management, mergers and acquisitions

About Exequiel

Professor Exequiel (Zeke) Hernandez is the Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Assistant Professor. He studies how firms strategically use formal and informal external relationships to internationalize, innovate, and enhance their performance. His research is motivated by a pervasive managerial challenge: firms do not own all the resources they need to be successful and thus have to reach beyond their organizational and national boundaries to get them. This leads firms to establish external relationships with collaborators and rivals, domestically and internationally. Professor Hernandez’s research explores how firms strategically access and manage these external relationships (i.e. their antecedents) and how such relationships affect globalization, innovation, and performance (i.e. their consequences). He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and before joining Wharton, he was a professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Global Strategic Leadership

Lead your organization through the shifting global marketplace by building strategies that outmaneuver unpredictable trends and outperform the competition. Gain the insight necessary to predict future scenarios and create the global advantages required to drive success.

People Analytics: HR Transformation through Data

Discover how to transform people data into useful insight to improve the way people are managed and to enhance their value. Learn to apply analytical data to make more informed people-related decisions, and acquire better talent management tools for defining and cultivating organizational culture.

Scaling Ventures: Developing the Playbook for Profitable Growth

Successfully navigate your company toward revenue-producing growth while strengthening strategic, financial, marketing, and leadership initiatives. Leave with an immediately deployable and financially viable plan for scalable expansion.