Dr. Harbir Singh is the Mack Professor of Management, Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been the Chair of the Management Department at The Wharton School. His research interests include the development of world-class capabilities, and of sustainable competitive advantage. His research focuses on effective strategies for managing acquisitions and alliances, and on globalization of firms and markets. In addition, his teaching interests include the development of competitive advantage and management of acquisitions and alliances.
Harbir has won multiple awards for outstanding research in strategic management at the Academy of Management and several awards of teaching. He won the Academy of International Business Decade Award for his co-authored work on determinants of modes of entry by multinational firms into new country markets. He was Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, and is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society.
Harbir received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. He is the Academic Director for several of Wharton’s open enrollment executive programs including “Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage” and “Strategic Alliances: Creating Growth Opportunities,” and is a lead faculty member in the Mergers and Acquisitions program. Additionally, he teaches and directs numerous customized programs for companies and associations around the world.
Harbir has been a visiting faculty member at London Business School, Bocconi University-Milan, the University of St. Gallen-Switzerland and the Indian School of Business. He has also conducted executive seminars on competitive advantage, globalization, acquisitions and alliances for many companies including IBM Corporation, Merck, Pfizer, Verizon, AT&T and Daimler.