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Schon L. Beechler
Schon has taken on the responsibility of helping us coordinate our thinking around globalization while also leading the design and development of client programs.
Before joining Duke Corporate Education, Schon was a faculty member at Columbia Business School from 1989 until 2006. She was Associate Professor in the Management Department teaching credit courses in the MBA, Executive MBA and Ph D programs until 1997 when she became a full time faculty member in Columbia Executive Education. From 1994 until 2005 Schon served as Faculty Director of the Columbia Senior Executive Program, Columbia’s flagship senior executive program. In addition, she opened up the Japanese market to Columbia Executive Education and served as the faculty director of Fundamentals of Management Asia from 2000-2003. Throughout her tenure at Columbia Business School Schon directed and taught on a number of other open and custom programs in the United States, Asia, and Europe. She has worked with clients such as Hitachi, Aventis, Kone, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Alston and Bird, the Arts Institute of New York, and the Fire Department of New York.
Schon is a specialist in the management of multinational corporations and in Japanese management. She lived in Japan for over six years and was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Innovation Research at Hitotsubashi University in 1998.She has published a number of articles on her research which have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, and Human Resource Management. In addition to academic journal publications, her research has been published in book chapters and practitioner-oriented journals. She has also edited two books on Japanese management: Japanese Business Enterprise, (with Kristin Stucker), published in 1997 by Routledge Limited; and Japanese Management Overseas: Organizational and Individual Learning, (with Allan Bird), published by Oxford University Press in 1998 She is currently working on a new book, People Strategies for Global Firms, (with Vladimir Pucik and Anne-Valerie Ohlsson) to be published by Routledge in 2006.Schon holds the position of Past-Chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management and received her Ph.D. in Business Administration and Sociology from the University of Michigan.