Doug Guthrie

Georg Washington University

Doug Guthrie

2010 Speaker 2010 Speaker Breakthrough Day

Dr. Doug Guthrie is Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management at the University of Michigan. He was Dean and Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business. He is an expert in the fields of economic reform in China, leadership and corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. Previously, Dr. Guthrie served as Professor of Management at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also held a joint appointment as Professor of Sociology on NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and was Director of Executive Education at NYU-Stern from 2007-09. In addition to his positions at NYU, Dr. Guthrie has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the graduate schools of business at Stanford University, Columbia University and Emory University. He has also served as Director of the Business Institutions Initiative at the Social Science Research Council (1999-2003) and has served as the academic leader of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership since 2008.

Dr. Guthrie holds an A.B. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations with a concentration in Chinese literature from the University of Chicago, and he earned his Master’s and PhD degrees in organizational sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Dr. Guthrie studied in Taipei, Taiwan, during his undergraduate years and conducted his doctoral research in Shanghai, China. His dissertation research was recognized with the American Sociological Association’s national award for the top dissertation in the field in 1997. Dr. Guthrie has authored 3 books, co-edited 2 more and authored or co-authored more than 60 academic articles on Chinese economic reform, leadership, and corporate social responsibility and more than 40 shorter articles and reports on the same topics.

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