Batten Institute

Batten Fellows

The Batten Fellows Program brings prominent and high-potential thought leaders to the Darden School of Business for short and long-term visits. The aims of the program are as follows:

  • To develop intellectual capital that culminates in published articles, books, and other high-impact publications;
  • To provide thought leadership of importance to managers, policy makers, and the public;
  • To support work related to current Institute research initiatives.
  • To stimulate the intellectual life of the Institute and the Darden School.

Braden R. "Brad" Allenby
Focus: Earth Systems Management

George E. L. Barbee
Focus: Innovating with Customers

 Béatrice Boulu-Reshef
Focus: Affordable loss reasoning in entrepreneurial decision making

Arthur P. Brief
Focus: Demographically Diverse Work Environments

Joel Brockner
Focus: The Implications of Crisis Management for Corporate Innovation, Creativity, and Change

Clair Brown
Focus: Innovation Dynamics in the Electronics Sector

John Seely Brown
Focus: Learning in the Innovation Process

Barie Carmichael
Focus: Inherent Negatives as a Basis for Strategic Innovation

Sayan Chatterjee
Focus: Post-Merger Integration

Susan Cohen
Focus: Accelerated Learning: The Case of Entrepreneurial Ventures Participating in Seed Accelerators

Cindy Eddins Collier
Focus: Innovative Perspectives on the Health Care System

Jim Collins
Focus: Creating a Good to Great Experience

Marcia Conner
Focus: Creating a Learning Culture

Robert L. Cross
Focus: Social Network Analysis

Vihang R. Errunza
Focus: Managerial Ownership, Firm Value, and Growth

Robert Friedel
Focus: Creativity Through Collaborative Endeavors

William Gartner
Focus: Entrepreneurial Narrative

Michael Gelb
Focus: Discover Your Genius

Gerd Gigerenzer
Focus: Consumer Responses to Product Innovation

James H. Gilmore
Focus: Creation, Customization, and Commercialization in the Experience Economy

Malcolm Gladwell 
Focus: The Business Implications of Blink

Tony Golsby-Smith
Focus: Using Strategic Conversations to Generate Corporate Innovation

Jerry Goodstein
Focus: Values-Based Strategies for Building Stakeholder-Firm Commitment and Enhancing Organizational Performance

Roger H. Gordon 
Focus: Corporate Taxation

Donald C. Hambrick
Focus: Strategy and Economic Rationality

John D. Helferich
Focus: Design Strategies for Retail Customization

Lutz Hildebrandt
Focus: Driving Innovation Through Marketing and R&D Synergies

Rolf Huppi
Focus: Capitalizing on Intangibles in Global Strategic Management

Michael C. Jensen
Focus: The Agency Costs of Overvalued Equity

Stylianos (Stelios) Kavadias
Focus: Organization Structure, Incentives, and the Innovation Portfolio

Ronald L. Kerber
Focus: Corporate Product Creation

Mark P. Kritzman
Focus: Required Returns on Equity Across Countries and Models

Graciela Kuechle
Focus: Developing a mathemathical model of effectuation

Ingmar Leliveld
Focus: Customer Collaboration in Organic Growth Strategies

Chris Lotspeich
Focus: Innovation, Systems Analysis and Environmental Issues in Business

Dali Ma
Focus: Positive Psychological Traits in Social Structure: A Life-Course Analysis of the Origin of Entrepreneurship

Joel Makower
Focus: The Business Case for Sustainability

David E. Martin
Focus: The Accounting and Financial Effects of Intellectual Property

John May
Focus: Angel Investors Program

Pedro Medina
Focus: The Economic and Social Impact of Entrepreneurship Education

Michael Meyer
Focus: Developing Insight and Inspiring Innovation

Danny Miller
Focus: Creativity Through Collaborative Endeavors

Henry Mintzberg
Focus: Designing Strategy, Designing Global Management Education

Rafi Mohammed
Focus: Integrating On-line Off-line Businesses

Brian F. Nattrass
Focus: Values-Driven Innovation and Sustainable Business Practices

Mary Altomare Nattrass
Focus: Values-Driven Innovation and Sustainable Business Practices

William H. Newman
Focus: New World Enterprise

Miguel Palacios
Focus: Human Capital Contracts

Taylor Randall
Focus: Managing Product Variety, Supply Chain Management

Mary Varney Rorty
Focus: Strategic Change in Health Care Organizations

Robert H. Rosen
Focus: Leading Organic Growth

Saras D. Sarasvathy
Focus: What Makes Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial?

Michel Schlosser
Focus: Sustainable and Responsible Global Leadership

Carl Schramm
Focus: Technology Transfer and the Role of the Entrepreneur

Reinhard Selten
Focus: Consumer Responses to Product Innovation

Walt Shill
Focus: Testing Personal Managerial Principles Through Business Simulation

Larry L. Smith 
Focus: Crisis Leadership

Howard H. Stevenson
Focus: Insights on Global Entrepreneurship: Education, Policy and Practice

Charles "Chic" Thompson
Focus: Creative Leadership

P. Jeffrey Trimmer 
Focus: Management of the Extended Enterprise

Scott Wallace
Focus: Employer Initiatives in Redefining Health Care

Veronica Warnock
Focus: Markets in Human Hope

Robert Wiltbank
Focus: Leading Organic Growth

Heather Wishik
Focus: Exemplary Global Managers

Paul Junger Witt
Focus: Innovation and the Business of Film

Sonia Wong
Focus: The Development of China's Stock Market

Mitchell Zuckoff
Focus: Idea Entrepreneurs, Business Fads, and Business Scandals

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