TitleAssociate Professor of Business Administration (Leave of Absence)

Elisabeth Köll is an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurial Management unit at the Harvard Business School. After pursuing her undergraduate education at the University of Bonn in Germany, and at Fudan University, Shanghai, she received her PhD in Chinese Business History from Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She has taught The Entrepreneurial Manager (TEM) in the first-year MBA curriculum and a graduate seminar on global business history in the doctoral program. As part of the school’s January term program, she leads an Immersion Experience Program in China and has previously taught in the elective course “Doing Business in China”. Within Harvard University she is affiliated with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies as a member of its executive committee, participates as Senior Scholar in the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and maintains an affiliation with the History Department.  Full Biography...

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“A Fine Balance: Chinese Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective.”

by Elisabeth Köll

In The People's Republic of China at 60--An International Assessment, edited by William C. Kirby. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2011.