Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Eli Zelkha

First Name
Eli
Last Name
Zelkha
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McCone Building

Eli Zelkha teaches entrepreneurship, venture capital and strategy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Graduate School of Middlebury College.  He also lectures on Scenario Planning and Uncertainty at Stanford University School of Engineering. He is currently General Partner at Concepto Ventures (London/Madrid).

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Expertise

Venture capital, corporate strategy, art of failure, start-ups, entrepreneurship, mergers & acquisitions, technology.

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Education

Eli holds an MBA from Stanford School of Business ('85) and a BA from Colgate University. He speaks four languages (Arabic, Farsi, French, Dari).

Publications

He is the author of numerous published articles including, “The Copyright Question: Making The Net Safe And Profitable For Copyright Content” (PC Week) and “Exploring the Multi-medium” (Internet World), "From Devices to 'Ambient Intelligence'”, "Scenarios for the Future of Consumer Electronics",  "The Future of TV" and "Imagining the Future of Digital Displays."

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Adjunct Faculty
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Eddine Dahel

First Name
Eddine
Last Name
Dahel
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Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.4602
Language(s)
العربية
Français

Professor Dahel was a faculty member in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Toledo, Ohio.  He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Central Michigan University.

Expertise

International supply chain management, logistics, management science, operations management

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Education

PhD, Management Sciences, MBA, Operations Management, Illinois Institute of Technology; BS, Business, Université de Constantine, Algeria

Publications

"Optimizing Routing Decisions in Crossdocking Distribution Systems"
"Vendor Selection and Order Quantity Allocation in Volume Discount Environments"
"A Multiobjective Mixed Integer Program for Procurement Decisions with Volume Discounts"
"Design of Cellular Manufacturing Systems in Tandem Configuration"
"Local and Centralized Purchasing Constructs under Demand Capacity Quality and Lead Time Constraints"

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Regular Faculty
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Canri Chan

First Name
Canri
Last Name
Chan
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Job Title
Professor of Accounting
Location
McCone Building, Room 218
Phone
831.647.6501
Language(s)
中文

Professor Chan has teaching experience at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and international work experience in the banking industry in Hong Kong.  Her PhD dissertation, entitled "International Transfer Pricing: A Comparison of Two Models," examined various managerial, financial, and international aspects of transfer pricing in multinational corporations.  Prof. Chan's ongoing research interests focus on various international accounting-related issues including tax rates, exchange rates and government regulations.  Prof.

Expertise

Financial accounting, management accounting, international accounting, and financial statement analysis.

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Education

PhD, Accounting, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; MS, Accounting, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia; BBA with honors, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii, USA; CPA (State of Colorado)

Publications

"Effects of Exchange Rates on International Transfer Pricing Decisions"
"Tax Rates, Incentives and Transfer Pricing Choice"
"International Transfer Pricing: A Comparison of Two Models"
"Doing Business with the Peoples' Republic of China: How to Steer Clear of Dangerous Legal Pitfalls"
"The Changing Role of Management Accountants in a Customer-Focused, Quality-Driven and Value-Added World"

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William Brooks

First Name
William
Last Name
Brooks
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
McGowan Building
Phone
831.647.4140

Mr. William M. Brooks has over 34 years of high technology industry management experience working in New Product Development (NPD) organizations.  His role has spanned from Research Physicist to Senior Vice President/General Manager, often working as Senior Program Manager leading international product development teams.  His expertise extends from technology to business development that includes project planning, multi-criteria decision-making, multi-cultural leadership, financial management, contracts management, and strategy development.

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Expertise

Cross border leadership and management, leadership development, management of product development, operations management, strategic planning

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Adjunct Faculty
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Fredric Kropp

First Name
Fredric
Last Name
Kropp
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Job Title
Professor
Location
116 McCone
Phone
831.647.6684
Language(s)
Español

Professor Fredric Kropp is a full time faculty member teaching entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, marketing, and creativity and innovation. The need for cognition motivates Professor Kropp as a lifelong learner and pushes him to innovate and build new things.

Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Emerging Business Success Factors, International Marketing Research and Strategies, Creativity and Innovation, Cross-cultural Consumer Behavior

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Recent Accomplishments

Professor Kropp recently published a book chapter titled “Global Trends: Women as Social Entrepreneurs: a Case Study,” in partnership with fellow MIIS Faculty member Nuket Kardam. The chapter has been featured in Women in the Global Economy, which was released on March 8, 2013.

Current research includes using the lifestyle method to uncover the motivations of social entrepreneurs. Professor Kropp uses this method to better understand how social entrepreneurs identify opportunities and turn them into successful social ventures. His research scope has included 100 interviewees across six continents.

Finally, on a more personal note, Professor Kropp has recently traveled to many new countries, including Russia, this year. He has also been highly involved in mentoring many students on campus and helping Silicon Valley start-ups succeed.

 

Previous Work

Professor Kropp has had a vibrant mix of both academic and industry experience prior to working at the Middlebury Institute. Academically, Professor Kropp has taught in many countries including positions in Australia, and has taught programs in South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Canada. During that time he has published more than 30 journal articles (some cited extensively), eight book chapters, and presented in 74 conferences around the world.

Professor Kropp also brings his extensive cross-functional industry knowledge to the MIIS MBA Program. He consulted for Fortune 500 firms, including GE, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Hewlett-Packard, and government agencies, such as FAA and Department of Transportation. Professor Kropp also worked as the Executive Vice President of Texcom, Inc, a specialty product placement firm and was committee staff for the Washington State Senate.

He continues to blend industry experience with academia as he still works with local organizations, such as The Monterey Jazz Festival and Moss Landing Marine Labs, as well as local social venture start-ups by providing consulting expertise to create partnerships, conduct market research, and design strategic plans.

 

Education

PhD in Marketing from the University of Oregon: Dissertation- Changing Values: Forecasting Long-Term Discontinuous Change and the Implications for Marketing

MBA University of Southern California

MA Economics from Northeastern University

BA Social Science from Pratt University

 

Selected Publications

“Entrepreneurial Orientation and International Entrepreneurial Business Venture Startup”

“Entrepreneurial, Market, and Learning Orientations and International Entrepreneurial Business Venture Performance in South Africa”

“Values and Collective Self-esteem as Predictors of Consumer Susceptibility to Interpersonal Influence among University Students”

“A Five Nation Study of Development Timetables, Reciprocal Communication, and Consumer Socialization”

"Cultural Values Reflected in Theme and Execution: A Comparative Study of U.S. and Korean TV Commercials"

 

Social Entrepreneurship Publications and Presentations

Publications - Articles in Referred Journals

Kropp, Fredric and Ronit Yitshaki (2012), “Understanding Social Entrepreneurs’ Motivations,” Asian Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 6(2), 7-26.

Ronit Yitshaki and Fredric Kropp (2011), “Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Understanding Motivations using Life Story Analysis,” International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 7 (3), 319-331.

 

Book Chapter

Kardam, Nuket and Fredric Kropp (2013), "Global Trends: Women as Social Entrepreneurs: a Case Study." In Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change. Global Education Research Reports 8, edited by Trish Tierney. San Francisco, Institute of International Education

 

Publications and Presentations – Conferences

Kropp, Fredric, Ronit Yitshaki and Clayton Snyder (2011, forthcoming), “The Path of the Social Entrepreneur: A Narrative Analysis Approach,” World Marketing Congress, Reims, France, July 19-23.

Yitshaki, Ronit and Fredric Kropp (2011 forthcoming), “Social Bricoleurs’ Life Stories: The Interrelations between Motivational Antecedents, Opportunity Recognition and Vision,” Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference 2011, Syracuse, NY, June 7-9.

 

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John R.G. Jenkins

First Name
John
Last Name
Jenkins
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Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Language(s)
Français

Professor Jenkins' career began with Procter & Gamble.  He subsequently held senior-level management positions with three other multinational organizations.  He later became Market Research Director of the Canadian Television Network.  Following this he was Professor of Marketing and served as Dean of Business and Economics at Wilfird Laurier University in Canada.  While serving as dean, he launched Laurier's highly successful MBA and cooperative BBA programs.  He has been a visiting professor in Australia, Britain, China, and New Zealand, and has taught business seminars in various oth

Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

Business in Pacific Rim countries, entrepreneurship, international marketing, marketing communications

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Education

DPhil, Political/Economic Geography, Oxford University; DBA, Harvard University; MBA, University of Toronto; MA, Political Geography, BA, Geography, Cambridge University

Faculty Type
Faculty Emeritus

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