Webster Hall

Research Centers

Tuck’s five research centers bring a cross-disciplinary focus to issues that drive today’s economy. They leverage faculty research, enrich the curriculum and learning environment for students, and connect the school more directly with corporations and practicing managers. Each center sponsors a variety of programs, and qualified MBA students are invited to serve as center fellows and research associates.

William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership
The center focuses on how global corporations create, grow, and profit from new approaches to business while mastering the rigors and nuances of global strategy and organization. To generate insights, the center develops partnerships with global corporations, conducts research, and shares its expertise through publications and teaching.
(Director: Vijay Govindarajan)

Center for Corporate Governance
The researches how international differences in capital markets, ownership structures, and legal traditions affect financial contracts and best practices in corporate governance that are vital in a competitive global environment. The center studies potential conflicts between shareholders and other constituents that arise in takeovers, bankruptcies, restructuring, and determining executive compensation.
(Director: B. Espen Eckbo)

Center for International Business
The center is dedicated to education and research on international issues facing business and national leaders. The center is a primary resource for Tuck students, faculty, alumni, and others interested in global opportunities and issues facing companies. The center’s activities include managing the Tuck Global Consultancy course, bringing speakers to Tuck, and organizing on- and off-campus conferences.
(Director: Andrew Bernard)

Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship
The center advances the understanding of private equity investing and entrepreneurial ventures. It focuses on fast-growing companies and on the interactions among entrepreneurs and participants in the private equity industry and financial markets. The center provides insights on private equity and entrepreneurship and offers educational materials and programs for a variety of audiences.
(Director: Colin Blaydon)

Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies
The center examines how technology-enabled processes harness an organization’s unique competencies, support its business strategy, and create competitive advantage. The center analyzes the impact of technology on management and strategy, conducts research, creates a dialogue between CIOs and their executive colleagues, and drives an understanding of digital strategies in the MBA curriculum.
(Director: M. Eric Johnson)