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International Education Expert Steven C. Wheelwright Addresses College of Business Students

Submitted: 11/20/2009 9:15:28
  • Steven C. Wheelwright, president of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, shared his expertise with the College of Business as part of International Education Week.

On November 19, 2009, Steven Wheelwright, president of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, visited UC as part of International Education Week. He spoke with College of Business students about developing and harnessing a global perspective through thei education. Wheelwright also met with College of Business faculty, staff and business partners for a discussion focused on "Transforming Education to Fuel 21st Century Business."

Wheelwright, the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at Harvard Business School (HBS), became the ninth president of BYU-Hawaii in 2007. Prior to assuming this post, Wheelwright served the Harvard Business School as a Baker Foundation Professor, Senior Associate Dean and Director of HBS Publication Activities. In that role, he oversaw the HBS Publishing Company, including the Harvard Business Review. Other previous responsibilities at Harvard included managing the MBA program, serving as Senior Associate Dean and Director of Faculty Hiring and Planning, and teaching the first-year course in Technology and Operations Management, as well as a number of HBS Executive Education Programs.

In addition to his responsibilities at Harvard, Wheelwright has also served as the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers Professor of Management at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he directed the strategic management program and was initiated the manufacturing strategy program.

In his research, Wheelwright examines product and process development and their connection with competitive advantage and operations excellence. He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen books including his most recent, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, which was developed with HBS colleague Clayton Christensen and Stanford colleague, Robert Burgelman.

Wheelwright has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He has consulted in many areas of business including improving product development capabilities.