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Top European faculty join ecch Executive Committee

21 October 2008

ecch is delighted to announce that Professor Stuart Read of IMD, Professor Donald Sull of the London Business School, Professor Josep Valor of IESE Business School and Professor Douglas Webber of INSEAD have joined its Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee, comprising up to twelve academic representatives of member organisations, meets three times a year to establish ecch policy and oversee operations.

Professor Read commented "As we move into the 21st century, the power of community is emerging as one of the driving forces behind new ideas and innovation. ecch enables a powerful interactive community that shapes new ideas and thinking both in the academic community and in the executive community. IMD is proud to be an active member of the ecch community, and we see bright possibilities for what it might enable in the future."

Professors Read, Sull, Valor and Webber join the committee following the retirement of long-standing committee members Professor H Landis Gabel of INSEAD, Professor Benoit Leleux of IMD, Dr Martyn Pitt of Brunel University and Mr John Quarendon of Thames Valley University.

Faculty profiles

Stuart Read is Professor of Marketing and Dean of Research, Development and Publishing at IMD. His academic credentials include a PhD in Marketing from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. Stuart's research is focused on effectuation, a set of heuristics that describe how people effectively make decisions in situations of true uncertainty. As uncertainty is pervasive across all aspects of firms, markets and organizations, his work on effectuation applies to a variety of disciplinary areas. Stuart is the author of numerous articles, case studies and projects.
Donald N. Sull is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School. He received his AB, MBA, and doctorate from Harvard University, and served as a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School before rejoining the London Business School faculty. He has won teaching awards at the London Business School and Harvard University. Over the past decade Don and his collaborators have conducted dozens of in-depth case studies in various industries and countries around the world.
Josep Valor-Sabatier is Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Professor of Information Systems and Information Technology at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He received his PhD in Operations Research from MIT, and his ScD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from the Harvard-Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Josep's current research interests are on the impact of ITCs on competitiveness and industry structure and he is the author of many case studies.
Douglas Webber is Professor of Political Science at INSEAD. He worked at INSEAD's Fontainebleau campus in France from 1991 to 1999, at the Asia Campus in Singapore from 1999 to 2005, and is currently back at Fontainebleau. Douglas has a PhD in Government from the University of Essex and is an award-winning case author.

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