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Garth Saloner

Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Business

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Garth_Pursuits_image_smallGarth Saloner has served as the ninth dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) since 2009. He has previously held positions as senior associate dean for academic affairs, director for research and curriculum development, and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Saloner’s career is highlighted by a deep passion for entrepreneurship and a commitment to educating students to think and act with a comprehensive economic perspective. His intellectual interests focus on organizational economics, antitrust economics, strategic management, competitive strategy, and entrepreneurship. He has been an innovator in the evolution of management education with the goal of transforming leaders who can change the world.

Saloner has been a Stanford faculty member since 1990, and is recognized for his ground-breaking research on network effects, which underlie much of the economics of e-commerce and business. As a faculty member, he has taught management, strategy, entrepreneurship, and e-commerce, and as dean, he has taught courses on Strategic Leadership, Women’s Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, and Critical Analytical Thinking.

A native of South Africa, Saloner received a BCom (Bachelor of Commerce) and MBA (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He received an MS in statistics, an AM in economics, and a PhD in economics, business, and public policy from Stanford University between 1978 and 1982. He has previously taught at Harvard University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982-1990), first as an assistant professor, and later as a tenured full professor in both the economics department and the Sloan School of Management.

Select Wednesdays, 12 noon – 1:00 pm
CIRCLE Sanctuary, Old Union 3rd floor (Map)

Regrets that no food or drink is allowed in the Sanctuary.

Fall 2014

October 22
Tom Ehrlich
Visiting Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Winter 2015

January 14
Cindy Ng
Associate Dean and Director, Asian American Activities Center

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February 4
Faith Kazmi
Associate Dean and Director, Women’s Community Center

Spring 2015

Anthony Antonio
April 8
anthony lising antonio
Associate Professor of Education and Associate Director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research

May 13
Garth Saloner
Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Business

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