The Wisconsin School of Business lost beloved professor and friend Mason Carpenter on September 22, 2011, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Mason joined the Management and Human Resources faculty in 1997, and served as professor of Strategic Management, M. Keith Weikel Professor in Leadership and associate dean of Evening and Executive MBA programs.

Click here to read a message from Chair of the Real Estate Department, Steve Malpezzi.

Professor Mason A. Carpenter

Professor of Strategic Management and the M. Keith Weikel Professor in Leadership

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Mason A. Carpenter (Ph.D., 1997, UT Austin) was the M. Keith Weikel Professor of Leadership in UW Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business (WI, USA ). His research in strategic management concerned corporate governance, top management teams, social networks, and the strategic management of global startups, and was published widely in leading management and strategy journals. He was also author of numerous books used in leading undergraduate, MBA, and executive education courses around the world. He was Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review, and served on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. At UW he was the Associate Dean, MBAs for Working Professionals, and was responsible for the undergraduate, MBA, and ExecMBA courses in business, corporate, and global strategy. Among others, he has also advised the top management teams and business unit leaders in the areas of strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and strategic change for leading firms in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Southeast Asia. His teaching accomplishments include MBA Professor of the Year, notoriety as one of the two most popular professors in several BusinessWeek MBA program polls, the Larson Excellence in Teaching award from the School of Business and, most recently, a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also worked to integrate experiential and behavioral perspectives of strategic management into the classroom through positions on the BPS and SMS Executive Committees, Doctoral and New Faculty BPS consortia, and the widely-used BPS Strategy Teaching Toolkit.

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