Michael Y. Yoshino
Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus
Professor Yoshino holds the Herman C. Krannert Chair in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and is a Director of Research. He specializes in global strategy and management, competitive strategy, and general management. A founding member of the Executive Committee of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute at Harvard, he has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the leading economic research organization in the United States.
Professor Yoshino earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1971. At Harvard, he has taught in the MBA program, the Advanced Management Program, the Program for Management Development and the International Senior Management Program in Switzerland.
Professor Yoshino has held a variety of administrative positions at the Harvard Business School, including serving as Director of Research and Chair of the General Management Area. He has also served on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Business Review.
Professor Yoshino has written widely. His latest books include Invisible Link: Organization of Trade (the MIT Press) and Strategic Alliances (the Harvard Business School Press).
Professor Yoshino has extensive consulting experience in the areas of global strategy, competitive strategy, and general management. He has extensive experience as well in designing and teaching executive development programs for major corporations and government agencies worldwide. His past and present clients include IBM, Eli Lilly, Dun and Bradstreet, British Petroleum, and Philips.
Professor and Mrs. Yoshino have two grown children and reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Global Strategic and Management Challenges
Michael Y. Yoshino is conducting an exploratory study designed to identify, and develop an understanding of, the strategic and management challenges facing major corporations located in the ASEAN countries as they achieve rapid growth and global expansion. He is also preparing (with Thomas Malnight of the Wharton School) an advanced text and casebook on global strategy and management, based largely on the conceptual framework employed in the elective course Global Strategy and Management and a similar course offered at the Wharton School.