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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

Chief Technology Officer Program

This immersive, nine-month experience teaches Chief Technology Officers and other senior-level IT leaders how to become more strategic partners with other operating units within their organization and determine efficient ways to scale their company’s technology infrastructure. The rigorous curriculum includes interactive online sessions and on-campus electives and offers a path to alumni status for qualified individuals.

Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy

Advance your ability to expertly orchestrate the critical execution of your company’s strategies. Work alongside your global peers while building structured, actionable plans — specific to your organization’s culture — to achieve buy-in, create powerful incentives, and overcome your most challenging execution obstacles.

Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey

This program meets in three non-consecutive weeks in three different countries – CEIBS in Shanghai, China; the Wharton School in Philadelphia; and IESE in Barcelona, Spain. Strengthen your knowledge of new markets, reflect on pressing issues, and broaden your skills as a senior leader.

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 Business 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.