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Michael Yaziji is Professor of Strategy and Leadership at IMD, a leading global business school focusing on executive education.
A holder of two PhDs, Professor Yaziji directs, teaches, researches, and consults in leadership, strategy, change management, NGO-corporate relations, stakeholder management, and ethics.
Professor Yaziji has consulted and directed programs for Fortune 500 corporations across a wide range of industries (e.g., Microsoft, Shell, Pepsico, Ericsson, PwC, Lufthansa, Sumitomo, Bosch, Vestas, NTT, Munich Re, Hydro, Grundfos, Maersk, Bunge Alimentos, Holcim), NGOs, and the World Economic Forum.
As part of his on-going research, he conducted the world’s largest survey on psychological drivers, psychological safety, and organizational performance.
Recognized as a world-expert on NGO-corporate relations, he has published widely on the topic including a seminal, award-winning book and in journals such Harvard Business Review. His survey on NGO campaigns against corporations is the world’s largest and most comprehensive.
Professor Yaziji’s received his first PhD in Analytic Philosophy (with an emphasis in Ethics, Ontology and Epistemology) from the University of California and received his second PhD in Management and Strategy (with an emphasis in Nonmarket Strategy) from INSEAD.
An American national with global exposure, Professor Yaziji has lived in Italy, France, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland