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Professor J. Stewart Black

Leadership, Strategy, Human Capital, Stakeholder Engagement
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine



J. Stewart Black teaches in the following IMD programs:

Transition to Business Leadership (TBL Program Co-Director)Leading for Business Impact (LBI Program Co-Director)
Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP)


Stewart Black is Professor of Global Leadership and Strategy at IMD. He specializes in leadership, strategy, change, globalization, Human capital and stakeholder engagement.

Professor Black is a co-author of the textbook, Management: Meeting New Challenges, and more than a dozen other highly regarded books, including It Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations; Sunset in the Land of the Rising Sun; Leading Strategic Change: Breaking through the Brain Barrier; International Business Environments; Global Explorers: The Next Generation of Leaders. He has also authored over 50 articles in both managerial and academic publications, including: Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Workforce, International Business, Mobility, Personnel, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Human Relations, Group & Organization Studies, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management, and Journal of International Business Studies.

Professor Black has worked with a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations in all major regions of the world but has spent more than half of his career living and working in Asia. Much of his consulting has involved working with senior teams to analyze their environment, formulate strategy, and align organizational and leadership capabilities to achieve business objectives. These engagements have involved process skills in getting the team through discussions and debates to points of decision and commitment, as well as content knowledge in key areas such as strategy, change, and human resources.

Professor Black received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and English from Brigham Young University, where he graduated with honors. He earned his master degree from the business school at Brigham Young University, where he was on the dean’s list and graduated with distinction. After graduation, he worked for a Japanese consulting firm, where he eventually held the position of managing director. Professor Black returned to the U.S. and received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

Professor Black started his career on the faculty at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College. Later he was a professor of business administration at the University of Michigan and Executive Director of the school’s Asia Pacific Human Resource Partnership. Prior to joining IMD, Dr. Black was an Associate Dean for Executive Development Programs and Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy at INSEAD.

Publications, Cases, Projects

J. Stewart Black is the author of numerous publications in the above mentioned fields. Find out more information about J. Stewart Black's publications :
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