Biography

Robert K. Kazanjian is currently Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Organization and Management. From 2010-2017, he served as Vice Dean for Programs, and for part of 2014, he acted as interim Dean. He was also Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education with responsibility for all non-degree programs at Goizueta from 2002-2004. Prior to his appointment at Emory, Rob was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan. More recently, he was a Visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Rob received his Ph.D. in Organization and Strategy as well as an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has an AB in economics (with honors) from Hamilton College.

Rob has authored a number of articles in such journals as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies and Journal of Business Venturing. He is the co-author or co-editor of two books: Strategy Implementation: Structure, Systems and Process with Jay R. Galbraith (West Publishing); and The Search for Organic Growth with Ed Hess (Cambridge University Press). Since 1999, he has received 15 Teaching Excellence awards from full-time, part-time and executive MBA students at Goizueta.

Rob has consulted and done executive education work in the areas of strategy, strategic change, organization design and innovation with firms such as SunTrust, General Electric, General Motors, The Home Depot, Boston Scientific Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Singapore Airlines, IBM, Acer, Westinghouse, Abbott Labs, Exxon, Lockheed Martin, Tyco, and Siemens North America. He has regularly taught in senior executive programs across the US, as well as in Asia.

Education

  • Ph.D.
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    1983
  • A.M.
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    1979
  • MBA
    The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    1975
  • B.A.
    Hamilton College
    1973

Media Appearances

  • November 5, 2012
    Emory News Center
    "Timing has proven pivotal," says Rob Kazanjian, vice dean of programs and professor of organization and management. "We begin with in-depth career management engagement the summer before the program begins, then follow with an innovative curriculum that is front-loaded with core business courses, freeing students to pursue electives in subsequent semesters and creating day-one readiness for both internships and the first post-graduation job."...