BA, Loyola University
MBA, Harvard University
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
At Haas since 1994
1994 – present, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
2004 – present, Visiting Professor, University of Geneva International Organizations MBA Program, Geneva, Switzerland
2002 – present, Visiting Professor, SASIN Graduate Institute of Business, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2001 – present, Visiting Professor, AVT School of Business, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 – 2008, Visiting Professor, NIDA (National Institute of Development Administration), Bangkok, Thailand
2004 – 2007, Visiting Professor, CEIBS Executive MBA program (China-Europe International Business School), Shanghai, China
1983 – 1990, Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
1981 – 1983, Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
1977 – 1980, Adjunct Professor of Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
External Service and Assignments
Assistant to the President, Western Mortgage Corporation (subsidiary of Unionamerica, Inc.)
Senior Administrative Analyst, County of Los Angeles
Selected Papers and Publications
Business Plans for Dummies, with Steven Peterson. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Son, 2005.
Business Plans for Dummies, with Steven Peterson), San Francisco: IDG Books, 1997
“The American Steel Industry,” in Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1994.
“Corporate Culture and Corporate Change: The Origins of Industrial Research at the United States Steel Corporation, 1901-1929,” in Pioneers of Industrial Research, edited by David Hounshell. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
“The Rise of Japanese Lobbying in America.” Chief Executive 59 (January/February 1990): 62-66.
The Decline of American Steel, How Management, Labor and Government Went Wrong. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. (Translated into Japanese, 1989, as Kyodai sangyo to tatakau shidosha, america tekkogyo no kubo.)
“Opportunity Denied: The Abortive Attempt to Internalize the American Steel Industry, 1903-1929.” Business and Economic History 16, second series (1987): 229-247.
Competitive and Corporate Strategy, MBA 299E
Strategy in a Global Context, XMBA 217
Global Strategy, MBA 299B
Honors and Awards
Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program, 2003, 2004
Outstanding Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley Extension Program, 2002
Finalist, Booze Allen/Financial Times best business book of year award, 1998 (for Business Plans for Dummies)
University of Pennsylvania Lindback Award, 1990
Nominee, Academy of Management George R Terry Award for outstanding book on management, 1989