Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Yuwei Shi

First Name
Yuwei
Last Name
Shi
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Job Title
Professor of Strategic Management, Director of Research, Center for Social Impact Learning
Location
Casa Fuente
City, State, ZIP
Monterey,CA 93940
Phone
(831) 647-6682
Language(s)
中文

Dr. Yuwei Shi is Professor at GSIPM and Director of Research at the Center for Social Impact Learning. His research interests include competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model design and evaluation, and impact investing. He has published over three dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals and a number of books and book chapters. Dr. Shi has taught MBA and doctoral programs in nearly a dozen universities across the world. He won the Excellence in Teaching Award at MIIS in 2008 and the Allen Griffith Teaching Award in 2009.

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Expertise

Competitive strategy, early-stage venture business model design and management, impact investing

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Regular Faculty

Philip S Carmichael

First Name
Philip
Last Name
Carmichael
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
GSIPM
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4155
Language(s)
日本語

What is it that you are most excited about?

I am most excited about helping bridge the gap of understanding; both culturally and in a business context between Western and Asian societies, especially China and Japan.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a professor at MIIS?

The intellectual curiosity and excellence of the students makes teaching at MIIS a great experience.

Expertise

China-US business issues

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IPSG 8509 - UndrstndChineseCorpsFromInside      

Understanding 21st century China will be critical to both corporate and national success in the coming years. Utilizing thirty years of knowledge gained through experience in dealing with the PRC government, Lenovo, HuaWei, and Haier (China’s leading companies); this course will analyze Chinese corporate culture and dealings ranging from negotiations, government intervention, to general rule of law and guanxi. A mastery of the aforementioned will provide or enrich an existing foundation geared toward successful dealings in China.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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IPSG 8592 - UnderstandingChineseCapitalism      

After two global financial crises, Western capitalism is under fire both in North American and in Europe. A new form of capitalism is emerging; which may signal a paradigm shift in how the world does business. China has emerged as a major economic player; and is evolving its own form of economic activity, “Chinese Capitalism“. This course will explore Chinese capitalism in depth from the perspective of three major Chinese corporate entities. It will provide a framework in which to both understand how to interact with Chinese capitalism, and where these trends will take us in the future. Using a simulation, it will also use a live example on how to best interact within the paradigm of Chinese capitalism.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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MBAG 8609 - UndrstndChineseCorpsFromInside      

Understanding 21st century China will be critical to both corporate and national success in the coming years. Utilizing thirty years of knowledge gained through experience in dealing with the PRC government, Lenovo, HuaWei, and Haier (China’s leading companies); this course will analyze Chinese corporate culture and dealings ranging from negotiations, government intervention, to general rule of law and guanxi. A mastery of the aforementioned will provide or enrich an existing foundation geared toward successful dealings in China.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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Recent Accomplishments

-Highest ranking non-Chinese at China's biggest branded company

-Founder and contributor to Saltire Foundation in the United Kingdom, which provides college juniors with real life    experiences in US and Asia through internships

-Peer selected head of American Chamber of Commerce in China 

 

Previous Work

CEO: Unisteel, 3,000 employees in China

President: Haier Asia Pacific, billion dollar PL

Chairman Asia/Corporate VP: Lexmark International, formerly IBM printer division. Lead team in 13 Asian countries with 6,000 employees and started JVs with Fujitsu, Lennovo and expanded partnership with Samsung.

 

Education

PhD Honors, Business Administration. University of Abertay Dundee.

MBA, University of Chicago

BSc, Far East Division. University of Maryland.

 

 

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Brooke Higgins

First Name
Brooke
Last Name
Higgins
Brooke Higgins, Picture
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McCone 118, 460 Pierce St
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4155
Language(s)
Español
português

Brooke Higgins has balanced a career in education, marketing and entrepreneurship with over 15 years of experience as an educator and over 10 years as both a marketing manager and entrepreneur. Brooke started his career as a teacher in the inner city of Chicago in 1996. After moving to Santiago, Chile, Brooke co-founded and managed all sales and marketing efforts for Job Express, a classified advertising publication focused on employment. Brooke later received his MBA in International Managment with a specialization in Marketing from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Expertise

Marketing, entrepreneurship, and international management.

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MBAG 8570 - Marketing Mgmt for non-MBA      

Marketing Management for Non-MBAs is an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing management, focusing on the basic principles and concepts of marketing, for example, marketing mix, the value proposition, market segmentation, the establishment of marketing goals, and the formulation of marketing strategies. This course will help students develop a holistic view of marketing and understand the integration of marketing to other business activities. The course will be conducted using both lecture and case methods and active student participation is both encouraged and required.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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Ryan D. Schill

First Name
Ryan
Last Name
Schill
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McCone
Phone
801-592-6080
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Expertise

Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Behavioral Economics, Entrepreneurial Finance, Investments, Entrepreneurship, Creativity Management and Social Impact Innovation

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Hindsight, Judgment and Decision-Making in UK Household Portfolio Allocation

Gireesh Shrimali

First Name
Gireesh
Last Name
Shrimali
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Job Title
Assistant Professor, Energy Economics and Business
Location
McGowan 320C
Phone
831-647-4159
Language(s)
हिन्दी

I am passionate about: climate change mitigation via development of new technologies

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: is the opportunity to research in and teach internationally relevant topics

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Expertise

Economics, Policy, and Business of Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development

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IEPG 8512 - Quant Mthd for Env Sci & Polcy      

This course introduces the use of quantitative methods in environmental analysis. Students will learn how to apply basic principles of natural science to a variety of globally important environmental problems. Topics covered include estimation techniques and stock-flow modeling; population and resource use; biogeochemical cycles; acid deposition; climate change; stratospheric ozone depletion; toxic pollution and public health; and ionizing radiation. Coursework features weekly readings, bi-weekly quantitative problem sets, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. This is a challenging course for students with limited math and science backgrounds, but no student who works diligently will be left behind. The methods taught in this course have proven useful not only for aspiring environmental scientists, but also for those working in public policy, environmental law, ecological economics, international development, business, and journalism.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IEPG 8623 - Sem:Bus Models for Sustain Dev      

This seminar explores the growing role of the private sector in promoting sustainable development goals in low and middle income countries through core business activities. The overarching aim of such business models is to reduce poverty and promote sustainability by: 1) stimulating access to global markets and supply chains; 2) delivering affordable and sustainable goods and services; 3) responding to the demands of climate change mitigation and adaptation; and/or 4) promoting local capacities for sustainable production. The seminar will examine case studies of five business models, ranging from small-scale, for-profit and non-profit enterprises to partnerships between multinational corporations and NGOs and/or development agencies. Students will work in teams to undertake their own case studies. Together, we will seek to draw lessons for scalability.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IEPG 8626 - Environmental Science &RiskMgt      

The first (and major) part of the course focuses on conventional (e.g., oil, gas, and coal) and renewable (e.g., bio-fuels, wind, and solar) energy finance, using tools from corporate finance. In this course, students will study financial statement analysis, valuation and capital budgeting, and risk management. Students will also analyze case problems and learn to apply theories to “real world” practice, which goes beyond energy to general environmental problems, such as in carbon as well as natural capital management.

The second part of the course briefly introduces the use of quantitative methods in environmental analysis. Students will learn how to apply basic principles of natural science to a variety of globally important environmental problems. The methods taught in this course have proven useful not only for aspiring environmental scientists and engineers, but also for those working in public policy, environmental law, ecological economics, international development, business, and journalism.

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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IEPG 8670 - Energy & Environmntal Markets      

In the past 30 years, some of the largest industries have made the transition from a regulated to market-based paradigm. Managers in many transportation, information technology, and energy companies have had to devise strategies to cope with changes in economic regulations and the evolution of new markets and trading platforms. The energy industries feature a complex mix of regulation and market-driven incentives. As classic economic regulation of energy markets has been reduced, however, environmental concerns have increased and spawned a new set of regulations leading to new business challenges and opportunities.
Drawing on the tools of economics and finance, we study the business and public policy issues that these changes have raised in energy markets. Topics include the effects of competition, scarcity and seller market power on energy prices; the regulation and deregulation of energy markets; environmental impacts and policies related to energy production and use; the economics of alternative energy sources; the development and effect of organized spot, futures, and derivative markets in energy; antitrust and competition policy; and the transportation and storage of energy commodities. We examine the economic determinants of industry structure and evolution of competition among firms in these industries; investigate successful and unsuccessful strategies for entering new markets and competing in existing markets; and analyze the rationale for and effects of public policies in energy markets.

OBJECTIVES

• To introduce students to energy markets by examining the underlying economic principles.

• To demonstrate how antitrust and competition policy affects the functioning of energy markets.

• To introduce basic concepts in energy finance as related to the functioning of energy markets.

• To examine environmental impacts and economics of energy production and use.

• To understand how economics of alternative energy sources work differently from conventional ones.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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IEPG 8672 - Envrnmntl&NatrlResourceFinance      

Energy is not only a multi-trillion dollar industry but is also closely linked to the global warming problem. Further, efficient natural resource management is becoming key to ensuring a sustainable future. Financing, in addition to technology and policy, will play a key part in addressing the twin goals of energy security and a greener planet.
This is a course on natural resource finance, with focus on energy; using tools from corporate finance, with application to project finance as well as venture capital. In this course, students will study energy industry structure and terminology; financial statement analysis, capital budgeting and risk analysis, relative valuation, and risk management in the energy industry.
Students will also analyze case problems addressing various course topics and learn to apply finance theories to “real world” practice, which goes beyond energy to general environmental problems, such as in carbon as well as natural capital management.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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MBAG 8561 - Managerial Economics      

This course will cover the fundamental economic principles that can enable managers to make more efficient and economical decisions. Students will be provided with selected tools that can be used to aid and improve the making of economic decisions; that is, decisions involving choice. Economic principles, theories and models will be introduced and discussed in order to develop a basis for consistently considering and evaluating economic policies, practices and activities. Student’s ability to apply the material presented in print and in lecture will be the primary measure of success in this course.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 9623 - Sem:Bus Models for Sustain Dev      

This seminar explores the growing role of the private sector in promoting sustainable development goals in low and middle income countries through core business activities. The overarching aim of such business models is to reduce poverty and promote sustainability by: 1) stimulating access to global markets and supply chains; 2) delivering affordable and sustainable goods and services; 3) responding to the demands of climate change mitigation and adaptation; and/or 4) promoting local capacities for sustainable production. The seminar will examine case studies of five business models, ranging from small-scale, for-profit and non-profit enterprises to partnerships between multinational corporations and NGOs and/or development agencies. Students will work in teams to undertake their own case studies. Together, we will seek to draw lessons for scalability.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MBAG 9670 - Energy & Environmntal Markets      

In the past 30 years, some of the largest industries have made the transition from a regulated to market-based paradigm. Managers in many transportation, information technology, and energy companies have had to devise strategies to cope with changes in economic regulations and the evolution of new markets and trading platforms. The energy industries feature a complex mix of regulation and market-driven incentives. As classic economic regulation of energy markets has been reduced, however, environmental concerns have increased and spawned a new set of regulations leading to new business challenges and opportunities.
Drawing on the tools of economics and finance, we study the business and public policy issues that these changes have raised in energy markets. Topics include the effects of competition, scarcity and seller market power on energy prices; the regulation and deregulation of energy markets; environmental impacts and policies related to energy production and use; the economics of alternative energy sources; the development and effect of organized spot, futures, and derivative markets in energy; antitrust and competition policy; and the transportation and storage of energy commodities. We examine the economic determinants of industry structure and evolution of competition among firms in these industries; investigate successful and unsuccessful strategies for entering new markets and competing in existing markets; and analyze the rationale for and effects of public policies in energy markets.

OBJECTIVES

• To introduce students to energy markets by examining the underlying economic principles.

• To demonstrate how antitrust and competition policy affects the functioning of energy markets.

• To introduce basic concepts in energy finance as related to the functioning of energy markets.

• To examine environmental impacts and economics of energy production and use.

• To understand how economics of alternative energy sources work differently from conventional ones.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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Research Focus 

Policy for renewable energy, innovation in the energy sector, and climate change in general. My previous work has included topics such as design of feed in tariffs; impact of policy on penetration of renewable sources in the US; and analysis of the solar mission, low carbon innovation system and business models for sustainable cook-stoves in India. I am currently leading projects evaluating the impact of policy on the diffusion and cost of renewable technologies – in particular, solar and wind – in both US and India.

 

Recent Accomplishments

    • Teaching “Energy and Natural Resource Finance” – the first course of its kind at MIIS
    • Working closely with the Indian government on cost-effective renewable energy policies
    • Establishing “The CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program” at the Indian School of Business

        Previous Work

        Before joining MIIS, I was the Interim-Director of CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program at Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Prior to CPI I worked as an Assistant Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB).

        Education

        • PhD: Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 2008
        • MS: Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, June 1993
        • BTech: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, June 1991

        Bibliography

        • Gireesh Shrimali, David Nelson, Shobhit Goel, Charith Konda, and Raj Kumar, 2013, “Renewable Deployment in India: Financing Costs and Implications for Policy,” Energy Policy, 62: 28-43.
        • Gireesh Shrimali and Sumala Chetty, 2013, “Renewable Energy Certificate Markets in India: A Review,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 26: 702-716.
        • Anshuman Sahoo and Gireesh Shrimali, 2013, “The Effectiveness of Domestic Content Criteria in India's Solar Mission,” Energy Policy, 62: 1470-1480.
        • Gireesh Shrimali and Steffen Jenner, 2013, “The Impact of State Policies on Deployment and Cost of Solar PV in the US: A Sector Specific Empirical Analysis,” Renewable Energy, 60: 679-690.
        • Santosh Harish, Shuba Raghavan, Milind Kandlikar, and Gireesh Shrimali, 2013, “Assessing the impact of the transition to LED-based solar lighting systems in India,” Energy for Sustainable Development, 17 (4), 363-370.
        • Carrie Armel, Abhay Gupta, Gireesh Shrimali, and Adrian Albert, 2013, “Disaggregation: The Holy Grail of Energy Efficiency?” Energy Policy, 52, 213-234.
        • Gireesh Shrimali and Sunali Rohra, 2012, “India’s Solar Mission: A Review,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, 6317-6332.
        • Andrea Sarzynski, Jeremy Larrieu, and Gireesh Shrimali, 2012, “The Impact of State Financial Incentives on Consumer Adoption of Solar Technology in the US,” Energy Policy, 46, 550-557.
        • Gireesh Shrimali, Xander Slaski, Mark Thurber, and Hisham Zerriffi, 2011, “Improved Stoves in India: A Study of Sustainable Business Models,” Energy Policy, 39 (11), 7543-7556.
        • Gireesh Shrimali and Joshua Kneifel, 2011, “Are Government Policies Effective in Promoting Deployment of Renewable Electricity Resources (in the US)?” Energy Policy, 39 (9), 4726-4741. 
        • Gireesh Shrimali and Erin Baker, 2011, “Optimal Feed-in Tariff Schedules,” IEEE Engineering Management, 99, 1-13 
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        Paul Breloff

        First Name
        Paul
        Last Name
        Breloff
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        Job Title
        Founder and Managing Director, Accion Venture Lab

        Courses: Diligence Process and Decision in Impact Investment

        Paul Breloff founded and manages Venture Lab, an Accion-sponsored seed stage investment initiative focused on the world’s most innovative financial inclusion startups.

        Expertise

        He conceived, built and leads all facets of global seed investment and portfolio management activities for Accion Venture Lab having sourced, analyzed and negotiated investments in India, Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the U.S. Paul has also secured funding partnerships from Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, and CGAP and advisory relationships with a range of other leaders in the financial inclusion space.

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        Follow Accion Venture Lab on Twitter: @Accion_V_Lab

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        Thomas Hout

        First Name
        Thomas
        Last Name
        Hout
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        Job Title
        Visiting Professor
        Location
        McCone M118
        City, State, ZIP
        Monterey, CA 93940
        Phone
        831.647.3550 x8210

        Professor Hout joins MIIS as a visiting faculty from Cambridge, MA where he is an international strategy consultant and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Fletcher School at Tufts. He also teaches every year at The University of Hong Kong School of Business. At MIIS, he teaches courses in global business strategy, lean startup methods, and international business consulting. Before teaching, he was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group for 22 years and lived and worked in Boston, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. He co-founded the firm’s Operations practice area.

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        MBAG 8510 - Quant Methods for non-MBA      

        Every area of business makes use of data. This course covers a wide range of basic, accessible quantitative tools used in the analysis of data in surveys and reports; data-based decision-making; the building of spreadsheets for the purpose of organizing and analyzing data; the building of basic financial models; and, the use of statistical methods including descriptive statistics, statistical inference, probability applications, and simple and multiple regression, etc. Much of the course will be conducted in Microsoft Excel, which will improve students' Excel skills and introduce them to many new possibilities and tools in data analysis. Illustrations and study problems in the course will be taken from a variety of fields, including business and economics, international and community development, and common everyday phenomena. Emphasis will be on developing practical skills in the analytic use of numbers. The only prerequisite is some rudimentary understanding of algebra."

        Spring 2014 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8618 - Lean Startup Methods      

        Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8651 - Global Business Strategies      

        Every manager needs to understand how markets function. This course applies economic principles to the types of decisions that managers will encounter. That may include understanding how markets function, using different techniques to make optimal pricing decisions, and exploring what shapes supply and demand under different conditions. We will also look at other traditional micro-economic concepts such as price elasticity of demand and income elasticity of demand, production and cost functions and profit maximization.

        Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Summer 2015 - MIIS

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        MBAG 8693 - Intl Business Consulting      

        This course will address the key activities involved in delivering management consulting services to multinational corporations. Elements covered will include identifying consulting opportunities, framing the question with the client, developing the proposal, managing the engagement, delivering the results, understanding organizational change implications, managing client relations and client follow-up. The course will be delivered in a case format illustrating how the above elements were used in actual client situations that have been successfully carried out by the professor and his consulting teams. Students will have the opportunity to develop a client proposal and engagement plan.

        Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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        Expertise

        Corporate strategy; International business competition at firm and country levels;  Operations link to strategy; China and Japan

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        Publications

        Books:

        Competing Against Time, co-authored with George Stalk, 1990.

        Japanese Industrial Policy, co-authored with Ira Magaziner, 1980.

          Major articles in Harvard Business Review:

          “A Chinese Approach To Management”, co-authored with David Michael, September 2014.

          "China versus the World: Whose Technology Is It?”, co-authored with Pankaj Ghemawat, December 2010.

          "Tomorrow’s Global Giants”, co-authored with Pankaj Ghemawat, Nov 2008.

          "Are Managers Obsolete?", Mar/April 1999.

          "Getting It Done: New Roles for Senior Managers", Nov/Dec 1995.

          "The Fallacy of the Quick Overhead Fix", co-authored with Mark Blaxill, Jul/Aug 1991.

          "Fast Cycle Capability for Competitive Power", co-authored Joe Bower, Nov/Dec 1988.

          "How Global Companies Win Out", co-authored with Michael E. Porter, Sept/Oct 1982.

            Major articles in Foreign Affairs:

            "Facing Up To the Trade Gap With Japan", co-authored with James Abegglen, Fall 1978.

              Numerous op-ed pieces for New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Asia Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe.

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              Kent Glenzer

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              Kent
              Last Name
              Glenzer
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              Job Title
              Dean, Graduate School of International Policy and Management
              Location
              McCone 114
              City, State, ZIP
              Monterey, CA 93940
              Phone
              831.647.4149
              Language(s)
              Français
              português

              Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves as the academic leader overseeing the school’s degree programs in Business Administration (MBA), International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, and Public Administration (MPA), as well as a variety of related non-degree programs. In this role, he also serves as a member of the Institute’s senior leadership team.

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              I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years. I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy. I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes.

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              FMSC 8609 - CrossCulturalCompetnc&Survival      

              Spring 2015 - MIIS

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              IPMG 9609 - CrossCulturalCompetnc&Survival      

              Spring 2015 - MIIS

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              IPSG 9507 - QualitativeDataAnalysisMash-Up      

              This lively, hands-on course focuses on analysis of qualitative data. By “data”, we mean interview, focus group, written reports and visual records, hundreds of pages of them. Students will have a choice of qualitative data sets – there is no time in this short course to engage in primary data collection -- and our entire focus will be on a) deciding how to interrogate the data (what is it you wish to know, demonstrate, reveal, test?), b) developing code books and coding, c) inter-coder reliability, and d) a wide variety of analytical approaches you can use, once you have qualitative data reduced and organized. The first seven weeks of the course focus on a-c. Then, during a final weekend workshop, students will engage in hands-on analysis, using techniques introduced rapid fire during the workshop: expect to practice no fewer than 20 qualitative analysis techniques over three days. This course emphasizes the importance of studying/reading high quality qualitative research studies as fundamental to learning – we will dissect one study each week to understand how the researchers put it together – while also emphasizing learning-through-doing, making mistakes, and collaborative analysis (qualitative inquiry is almost always improved through collaboration). Your final product will be a 10-page analysis, due two weeks after the final workshop.

              Fall 2014 - MIIS

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              MBAG 8501 - Intl Organizational Behavior      

              Course is a core requirement in the MBA program.  Using a case-based method, students are introduced and work with organizational theory in international contexts, culture, leadership, conflict management, communication, negotiation, and team effectiveness.

              Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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              MBAG 8693 - Intl Business Consulting      

              This course will address the key activities involved in delivering management consulting services to multinational corporations. Elements covered will include identifying consulting opportunities, framing the question with the client, developing the proposal, managing the engagement, delivering the results, understanding organizational change implications, managing client relations and client follow-up. The course will be delivered in a case format illustrating how the above elements were used in actual client situations that have been successfully carried out by the professor and his consulting teams. Students will have the opportunity to develop a client proposal and engagement plan.

              Spring 2014 - MIIS

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              MBAG 9508 - Power,SocialChange,Organizatns      

              Fall 2014 - MIIS

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              MPAG 8507 - QualitativeDataAnalysisMash-Up      

              This lively, hands-on course focuses on analysis of qualitative data. By “data”, we mean interview, focus group, written reports and visual records, hundreds of pages of them. Students will have a choice of qualitative data sets – there is no time in this short course to engage in primary data collection -- and our entire focus will be on a) deciding how to interrogate the data (what is it you wish to know, demonstrate, reveal, test?), b) developing code books and coding, c) inter-coder reliability, and d) a wide variety of analytical approaches you can use, once you have qualitative data reduced and organized. The first seven weeks of the course focus on a-c. Then, during a final weekend workshop, students will engage in hands-on analysis, using techniques introduced rapid fire during the workshop: expect to practice no fewer than 20 qualitative analysis techniques over three days. This course emphasizes the importance of studying/reading high quality qualitative research studies as fundamental to learning – we will dissect one study each week to understand how the researchers put it together – while also emphasizing learning-through-doing, making mistakes, and collaborative analysis (qualitative inquiry is almost always improved through collaboration). Your final product will be a 10-page analysis, due two weeks after the final workshop.

              Fall 2014 - MIIS

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              MPAG 8508 - Power,SocialChange,Organizatn      

              “Complex social problems are beyond the capacity of any single organization – or sector -- to solve. This case-based course looks at different ways of structuring, managing, and leading inter-organizational collaboration. First, we theorize power itself. Second, we build a sophisticated understanding of debates regarding how structural social change actually happens…vs. how we may wish it happens. Then, we look at specific, real-world cases – relative success stories -- where relations and structures of power have been de- and re-institutionalized. The goal is to understand what managers, leaders, and activists can actually do, pragmatically, to foster such social, political, and cultural change. Central to the course is looking at organizations themselves as social and cultural constructions, as sites where larger political struggles over power get enacted. In other words: the course will de-romanticize “NGOs” or “Social Enterprises” and unpack them as instantiations of extant power relations and forms of structural inequality rather than heroic actors somehow immune from such things. Our goal in this course is not to identify which kind of collective effort is uniformly best – students seeking black-and-white certainty and infallible “tools” will be very disappointed. Rather, our aim is to understand the strengths, weaknesses, limits, and opportunities of different approaches to collective action, depending on program goals and the operating context. Students will leave the course armed with broad strategies, approaches, tactics, and historical, comparative knowledge about what has worked, in what contexts…and the understanding that when it comes to shifting power relations in sustained ways…the next challenge demands creative thinking, not application of past “best practice.””

              Fall 2014 - MIIS

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              MPAG 8605 - Capstone:Rsch&Writing Proj-PA      

              Overview

              The capstone requirement has two objectives. First, it enables you to acquire, demonstrate, integrate, reflect on, apply, and deepen competencies central to the MPA degree and to your future. Second, a capstone project prepares you for a position you hope to get upon graduation. Your capstone project is a public demonstration of your learning process here at MIIS: through it, you show your peers and faculty how far you have progressed. A public sharing of your work is required. How you do that is open for negotiation.

              The capstone seminar helps you produce a deliverable which you are proud to submit to employers, working professionals in the field you wish to enter, and/or journals. Choice of capstone projects is limitless and students who perform best are those that creatively identify a project and product that is meaningful to them.

              Approach

              My role as seminar faculty is threefold. I am process guide; I am learning/support group facilitator; I am quality standard upholder. I am not content help. I am not responsible for reminding you of everything you have or should have learned in your classes here at MIIS. Capstone is your chance to interrogate yourself, to look deep to see what you have and have not learned, to revisit previous class contents and tools. You should expect no new content, as a result, apart from – perhaps – public speaking and presentation/argumentation competencies.

              While we have a formal weekly meeting time, we will not use it every week. Our schedule of meetings will be established month-by-month.

              Fall 2013 - MIIS

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              MPAG 8644 - Sem:ProgramEvaluation for SCOs      

              This course will introduce different aspects of Program Evaluation in the first half of the semester. In the second half, students will conduct an evaluation in the field. Students will evaluate selected programs in organizations in the Monterey Bay area. The goals of the course include: a) understanding the process of evaluation; b) gaining familiarity with evaluation concepts, techniques and issues; c) choosing among different alternatives for conducting development evaluations, including data collection, analysis and reporting; and, d) designing an evaluation. We will have specific sessions on the following topics: a) evaluation models; b) new development evaluation approaches; c) impact, descriptive and normative evaluation designs; d) data collection and sampling; e) data analysis and interpretation; e) building a performance-based evaluation; and f) political, social and economic contexts of evaluation.

              Spring 2014 - MIIS

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              MPAG 8685 - Sem:Advanced Evaluation      

              Special Topics in Evaluation locates itself within current debates about “impact evaluation” in social development. The’00s witnessed the rise of heated debate about evaluation, impact, rigor, and the production of knowledge. Far from merely academic or philosophical puffery, these debates are influencing policy, strategy, fundraising, hiring, and organizational behavior of donors, NGOs, governments, and private sector agencies. The broad goal of this seminar is to give students hands-on experience applying a core set of evaluation competencies while, at the same time, equipping students to understand how recent paradigmatic debates may be changing ideas of those very competencies. <B>

              The seminar, therefore, will cover competencies such as developing logic models, hypothesis generation and testing, operationalizing concepts, kinds of indicators, evaluation designs, budgeting, and matching methods to questions and to the expectations of stakeholders. We will then move from core concepts and competencies to seeing how they inform some evaluation methods/approaches that are controversial yet (may) solve certain measurement challenges that have plagued social development. Specifically, we will look at evaluative practices – and concrete cases – in relation to:

              • randomized controlled trials (RCTs)

              • social return on investment (SROI)

              • participatory numbers (“parti-numbers”)

              • qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)

              • portfolio or sector-wide evaluation

              • collective impact assessment

              • Comparative Constituency Voice (CCV)

              • “watchdog” agencies‟ assessment of nonprofit organization‟s program quality and results

              Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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              Extra Information

              All my work and thinking centralizes on the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development processes, programs, policies, and strategies.

              Recent Accomplishments

              • Co-editor and chapter contributor in the forthcoming Action Research Handbook (3rd edition).
              • Appointed to Editorial Board of the Action Research Journal.
              • Led the formative evaluation of Save the Children’s $5 million program devoted to global knowledge sharing and building robust communities of practice related to food security programming.
              • Consulted with Geneva Global on a long-term program to build the civil society sector in western China. This work is ongoing.
              • Consulted with the Ford Foundation in China – and NGO partners there – on a strategic monitoring, evaluation, and learning system for the country office.
              • Contributed a chapter to a book on understanding culture and cultural change for the Army Research Institute, a book targeted at army officers, as well as being lead expert for a training module for army staff on using appreciative inquiry to advise host country staff on organizational development and change.
              • Authored Oxfam America’s Rights-Oriented Programming for Effectiveness and Oxfam International’s Program Principles, which both served to strategically frame the organization’s long-term and rights-based approaches to development and social change.
              • Oversaw a three-year, multi-level portfolio assessment of CARE’s work on women’s empowerment and oversaw the massaging of evaluation results into organizational practice.

              Previous Work

              Prior to accepting an appointment at MIIS, I worked for Oxfam America for four years, CARE USA for 12 years, during which time I had the opportunity to live and work in Mali for nearly seven years, Mozambique for four years, and Ethiopia for more than two years. My consulting has taken me to more than 30 countries in Africa, south and east Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. I’ve also worked with the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health and I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali.

              Education

              • Bachelor in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1983
              • Masters in Communication, Cornell University, 1990
              • Ph.D., Emory University, 2005

              Careers in Strategic Planning and Management

              Students working with me will be well prepared for consulting on or full-time positions in program/project monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program management, and facilitating organizational change processes. You might find yourself in the human resources department of a large international NGO, as a learning or staff/management development specialist. You might find yourself the manager of a civil society strengthening project in sub-Saharan Africa financed by a philanthropic foundation. You might find yourself part of a team contracted to evaluate a program or project of Oxfam or CARE.

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