Keynote Speaker

Edward J. Zajac, PhD

James F. Beré Professor of Management and Organizations
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Edward J. Zajac

Presentation Title: The Essence of Strategic Thinking and Doing

Professor Edward Zajac will delve into popular business strategy frameworks and share how to apply (and not apply) them to specific environments. Even better, he'll talk about the conceptual tools needed to put theory into practice and adapt to change.


Ed Zajac is the James F. Beré Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is an elected Fellow of both the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Berlin. His research, teaching, and consulting focuses on strategy formulation and implementation challenges, strategic alliances, and corporate governance. He has repeatedly been recognized in the Institute of Scientific Information's yearly list of "most highly cited researchers" worldwide, and his published work has garnered over 31000 citations over his Kellogg career. He is currently a board member at Scot Forge (an ESOP company) and University Health Partners, and formerly served as board chair at Pioneer Surgical Technology.