Joseph B. Fuller
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration
Joseph Fuller is a Senior Lecturer in General Management and co-leads The Entrepreneurial Manager course in the MBA program. He is also a member of the faculty group overseeing the school’s ongoing project on U.S. competitiveness. A 1981 graduate of the school, Joe was a founder and first employee of the global consulting firm, Monitor Group, now Monitor-Deloitte. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of its commercial consulting operations from 1994 to 2006 and remained a Senior Advisor to firm until its acquisition by Deloitte in 2012. During his three decades in consulting, Fuller served clients in a wide variety of industries, especially those with a heavy reliance on technology. He has particularly deep experience in life sciences, ICT and the defense and aerospace industries. He has also served a number of national and regional governments in developing policies for enhancing competitiveness. He has particularly rich experience in two of the world’s most dynamic regions, greater China and the Middle East.
Joe has spoken before numerous management conferences and has written extensively. His work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, CEO, and The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance magazines, as well as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, China Daily, India’s Business Standard, and Brazil’s EXAME. His white papers, Just Say No To Wall Street and What’s a Director to Do?, written in collaboration with Professor Michael Jensen are used in the curriculums of dozens of MBA programs worldwide.
Mr. Fuller is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard College Fund. He is a director of PVH Corporation and a former member of HBS’s Board of Dean’s Advisors and of the boards of Merrimac Industries and SM&A.
Mahindra Lifespace Developers’ Venture into Affordable Housing
Fuller, Joseph B., and Vidhya Muthuram. "Mahindra Lifespace Developers’ Venture into Affordable Housing." Harvard Business School Case 315-082, January 2015. View Details
Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills
The market for middle-skills jobs—those that require more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree—is consistently failing to clear. That failure is inflicting a grievous cost on the competitiveness of American firms and on the standard of living of American workers. How can business lead the charge to close the gap?
Keywords: Business or Company Management;
Competency and Skills;
Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap
How Bigger Dividends Build Trust
Fuller, Joseph B. "How Bigger Dividends Build Trust." Financial Times
(October 6, 2003). View Details
What's a Director to Do?
Fuller, Joseph B., and Michael C. Jensen. "What's a Director to Do?
" In Best Practice: Ideas and Insights from the World’s Foremost Business Thinkers
, edited by Tom Brown and Robert Heller, 243–250. Basic Books, 2003. View Details
A Letter to the CEO
Fuller, Joseph B. "A Letter to the CEO." Harvard Business Review
(October 2002). View Details
The Accounting Transparency Gap
Keywords: Accounting policies;
Just Say No to Wall Street
Fuller, Joseph B. "Just Say No to Wall Street." Wall Street Journal
(January 2002). View Details
End the Mythmaking and Return to True Analysis
Fuller, Joseph B. "End the Mythmaking and Return to True Analysis." Financial Times
(January 22, 2002). View Details
Dare to Keep Your Stock Price Low
Keywords: price point;
Fuller, Joseph B. "Dare to Keep Your Stock Price Low." Wall Street Journal
(December 31, 2001). View Details
Overcoming the Fear of Flying: A Future for Europe’s Airlines
Fuller, Joseph B. "Overcoming the Fear of Flying: A Future for Europe’s Airlines." Wall Street Journal
(October 25, 2001). View Details
Planning Is Dead, Long Live Planning
Fuller, Joseph B. "Planning Is Dead, Long Live Planning." Across the Board
(March, 1998). View Details
Tailored Logistics: The Next Advantage