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Academic Director Mauro Guillén, PhD, Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management; Professor of Management, The Wharton School Mauro Guillén 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. 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. 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. 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. Karen Lewis, PhD, Joseph and Ida Sondheimer Professor in International Economics and Finance, The Wharton School Karen Lewis is the Joseph and Ida Sondheimer Professor of International Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a former co-director of Wharton’s Weiss Center for International Financial Research. Professor Lewis holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. She started her academic career at the Stern School for Business of New York University before moving to Wharton, where she has taught courses in international financial markets and multinational corporate finance. Her policy and research interests are international asset pricing and risk management, globalization of financial markets, and firm financing as well as their access to financial services. Her research has been published in a number of leading journals. Professor Lewis has also been a consultant at various central banks and international organizations including the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Israel, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and the International Monetary Fund. She currently serves on the Research Advisory Council of SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance) in Europe. She is a Senior Fellow at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Jules Van Binsbergen, PhD, The Nippon Life Associate Professor in Finance; Professor of Finance, The Wharton School Jules van Binsbergen conducts theoretical and empirical research in finance. His current work focuses on asset pricing, in particular the relationship between financial markets and the macro economy, and the organization, skill and performance of financial intermediaries. Some of his recent research focuses on the influence of financial market anomalies on real economic activity, measuring the skill of mutual fund managers and the term structure of cash flow growth and stock return predictability. Professor van Binsbergen’s research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He received his PhD from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. After obtaining his PhD in 2008, he joined the faculty at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he got tenure in 2014. He joined the Wharton School in 2014.