Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy is the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration at Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and serves as Executive Director of the William Davidson Institute—a leading think tank that focuses on business and policy issues in emerging economies. Kennedy’s research explores international business and strategy topics. He is a well-known scholar, speaker, and educator, and has authored more than 125 articles, chapters, notes, case studies, and computer exercises on emerging market issues. Between 2002 and 2009, his teaching materials were used at every one of BusinessWeek’s top 25 U.S. business schools. His most recent work is a managerial book on offshoring (The Services Shift: Seizing the Ultimate Offshore Opportunity) from FT Press, published in 2009. Prior to becoming an academic, Kennedy worked as a consultant in more than 20 countries and as a venture capital investor in central Europe and South Asia. Drawing on both his academic and business backgrounds, he has worked with more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies and many smaller firms to design and deliver customized executive education programs. He received his M.S.M. from the Sloan School (1988) and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard (1995).


The William Davidson Institute
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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