Professor J.B.M. Kassarjian

DBA Harvard University, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University


J.B.M. Kassarjian is Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Organization at IMD.

Professor Kassarjian's career reflects an abiding interest in management education at the senior level in diverse cultural settings.

He has published a book, numerous articles, and a large number of cases in a variety of industrial and geographical settings. More recent writings aimed at a practitioner audience include: 'Jolt your managers out of their comfortable groove - they may learn to lead change', and 'The Paradox of Leading Change'. Most recently he has been the recipient of two case-writing awards: his 3-part case series, Sony Europa and won the 1999 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Prize, in the Change Management category.

J. B. M. Kassarjian has held a joint appointment at Babson College as Professor of Management. He has also been Chairman of the Management Division at Babson (1981 - 1987).

Prior to joining IMD and Babson, Professor Kassarjian was on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where he taught in the Organizational Behavior area, and he was involved in establishing Harvard-related graduate institutes in Iran and the Philippines. He has been engaged in the design and teaching of executive programs at Harvard, IMD, and Babson, as well as private programs in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Professor Kassarjian has served as consultant to private and public organizations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, in such areas as leading change, strategic restructuring, and senior management team building.

J. B. M. Kassarjian obtained his MBA and DBA at Harvard University, where he also served as Research Associate during his doctoral studies. Prior to attending graduate school, he obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.


J. B. M. Kassarjian is the author of numerous articles, case studies and projects in the above mentioned fields. Find out more information about J. B. M. Kassarjian's publications

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