Faculty for the Indian Railways Advanced Leadership Program
George David Smith is Clinical Professor of Economics and International Business at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business where he also serves as the Academic Director of its Langone (part-time) Program. He began teaching at NYU Stern in 1984 and joined its Economics faculty in 1988. He teaches courses in U.S. Economic and Business History, Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems, Markets, Ethics and Law, and Entrepreneurial Leadership. He has been a faculty member of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and is a research associate of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies. Read his full bio.
Steven Blader received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1994) and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University (2002). His research identifies the organizational conditions that motivate employee performance by addressing employees' social and relational concerns in the workplace. His work focuses on understanding how employees assess their social and relational standing in their work organizations, and the influence of those judgments on their behavior at work. He is currently investigating these issues by examining employee perceptions of the fairness they experience at work, their judgments about status in their organizational lives, and the extent to which their work organizations constitute an important part of how they think and feel about themselves. Read his full bio.
Harry Chernoff is Clinical Professor of Operations Management at NYU Stern School of Business. He has been a member of the faculty of the Stern School for over 30 years. He has received numerous honors and awards for excellence in teaching. His early teachings brought the topic of operations management to Stern, and led to the development of the course and department. Read his full bio.
Paul Romer is Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Director of its Urbanization Project. The Urbanization Project addresses a truly historic challenge and opportunity: welcoming an additional 3 - 5 billion people to urban life in less than a century. The Project's first initiative helps existing cities plan for expansion. Its second initiative fosters the creation of entirely new cities because history shows that a new city offers a uniquely important opportunity to implement systemic social reform and speed up progress.Read his full bio.
Robert Salomon is an Associate Professor of International Management and the Daniel J. Paduano Faculty Fellow of Business and Ethics at the NYU Stern School of Business. Professor Salomon's current research centers on the management and economics of international expansion. He studies how and why firms enter foreign markets, how firms manage the cross-border technology transfer process, and how international expansion impacts firm performance. Professor Salomon's academic accomplishments include several noteworthy distinctions. His dissertation was awarded both the Newman and Richman dissertation prizes; was runner-up in the 2001 INFORMS dissertation competition; was nominated for the Richard N. Farmer Dissertation Award; and was considered as a finalist for the Gunnar Hedlund Medal. In addition, he was awarded the Haynes Best Paper Prize at the 2003 Academy of International Business Meetings, won the 2006 IABS Best Article Award, and received three Best Paper nominations at the 2002 and 2003 Academy of Management meetings. Read his full bio.
Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld, Professor of Management at New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, is the Robert and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow and the Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Her teaching and research interests focus on the management of organizational change. She has examined organizations in various industries (e.g., banking, telecommunications, public utilities) undergoing downsizing, restructuring and re-engineering programs, exploring how to maintain productivity and the commitment of remaining employees. She also studies virtual work and telecommuting initiatives, online communities and the careers of top executives. Read her full bio.
Eitan Zemel is the Vice Dean for Global Programs and the W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity at New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in operations management and operations strategy. Professor Zemel's research is concerned with computations and algorithms. He developed the concepts, which were used in the first practical algorithm for solving large knapsack problems, and which are still used in almost every efficient algorithm for this problem. Other areas of research include supply chain management, operations strategy, service operations and incentive issues in operations management. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including The SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Games and Economic Behavior, and Annals of Operations Research. He is also an associate editor of Manufacturing Review, Production and Operations Management, and Management Science, and the senior editor of Manufacturing and Service Operations. Read his full bio.