Andy Zelleke

MBA Class of 1962 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Unit: General Management

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Andy Zelleke is the MBA Class of 1962 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration.  A member of HBS' General Management unit, he has taught the Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (“FIELD”) course since its inception in the Required Curriculum in 2011, including service in the section faculty chair role in each of the past five academic years.  In the course's "FIELD 2" module, culminating in a January "Global Immersion," Dr. Zelleke has led HBS MBA cohorts in Mumbai, Chennai, Beijing, Jakarta and Manila; and he served as the FIELD 2 Module Head for 2015-16.  Dr. Zelleke has also taught in HBS Executive Education programs on corporate goverrnance/boards of directors.  

Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Dr. Zelleke was Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching “Strategy, Structure and Leadership in Public Service Organizations” and “Introduction to Negotiation Analysis.”   He also served as Co-Director of the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership for two years, and taught negotiation, leadership and management in several Executive Education programs. Prior to joining the Kennedy School faculty, Dr. Zelleke taught negotiation in the MBA and undergraduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he also led the development of an executive education program for newly appointed members of public company boards of directors.  At both the Kennedy School and Wharton, Dr. Zelleke was recognized on multiple occasions for teaching distinction.

While at Wharton, Dr. Zelleke was Project Director and a Steering Committee member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Corporate Responsibility initiative, and coeditor of Restoring Trust in American Business (MIT Press, 2005).  His articles on corporate governance have appeared in Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Directors & Boards, and Corporate Governance: An International Review.  His op-eds on topics in leadership, corporate governance and foreign affairs have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, The Diplomat, and ForeignPolicy.com.  Dr. Zelleke has given talks and facilitated discussions on these topics and on negotiation, at venues in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America; and he has served as a consultant to several leading law firms on corporate governance issues.

Formerly a practicing business lawyer, Dr. Zelleke received an A.B. in Government magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.  He also received an A.M. in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University.   Dr. Zelleke is a member of the State Bar of New York, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is also a member of the board of directors of Innodata, Inc., a NASDAQ-traded public company; and of the advisory board of Indenseo, a privately held company.  Dr. Zelleke lives in Cambridge with his wife, Dina Zelleke, and daughter, Zoe.

In 2016, Dr. Zelleke received the Greenhill Award for outstanding service to the Harvard Business School community.

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Journal Articles

Op-eds

Cases and Teaching Materials

  1. Doing Business in the Philippines

    Andy Zelleke and Dawn H. Lau

    This case provides an overview of some of the opportunities as well as challenges that those who plan to do business in the Philippines may face. It includes a summary of the current economic, political, and social situation in the country, and offers up-to-date perspectives and insight from individuals who are familiar with the region.

    Keywords: Philippines; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Philippines;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, and Dawn H. Lau. "Doing Business in the Philippines." Harvard Business School Case 316-073, September 2015. View Details
  2. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Riva Team Perspective

    Andy Zelleke, Joshua D. Margolis and Anthony J. Mayo

    Keywords: Negotiation Deal;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, Joshua D. Margolis, and Anthony J. Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Riva Team Perspective." Harvard Business School Exercise 312-065, October 2011. (Revised September 2012.) View Details
  3. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Charlton Team Perspective

    Andy Zelleke, Joshua D. Margolis and Anthony J. Mayo

    Keywords: Negotiation Deal;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, Joshua D. Margolis, and Anthony J. Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Charlton Team Perspective." Harvard Business School Exercise 312-066, October 2011. (Revised September 2012.) View Details

    Research Summary

  1. Overview

    by Andy Zelleke

    Boards of directors and comparative corporate governance; leadership; the intersection of business and government, especially in relation to foreign policy.