Professor Jan Z. Kubes
Jan Z. Kubes is Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Business Policy at IMD.
His areas of special interest are:
Strategy definition and implementation
Human resources management
His current focus is on issues of international expansion and globalization.
Professor Kubes has more than 35 years of experience as a consultant to business and industry, notably as a partner in McKinsey & Co. His clients, located on all five continents, included more than 100 major multinational corporations such as Ahold, the Bata Shoe Organization, Bechtel Corporation, CarnaudMetalbox, Degussa, Hering, Jacobs Suchard, Nestlé, Shell, and Volkswagen, the government organizations of Algeria, Czech Republic, Morocco, Switzerland and Tanzania; numerous global family owned companies and international organizations such as OPEC and the World Bank. He is board member of several companies and foundations in Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Jan Z. Kubes is American and Czech. Born in Central Europe, he graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He received his MBA from Harvard University, and is currently completing his thesis to obtain Dr. ès Sc. Econ. from the University of Lausanne.
Professor Kubes lectures in four languages (English, Czech, German and French) and studied Arabic, Russian and Spanish. He is also the author and co-author of numerous books, articles and cases, the most recent book is entitled International Business Strategies (1995, co-authored with Prof. W. Ketelhohn).