Greg Merkley works for the Kellogg School of Management as an associate director of case publishing. In that role he collaborates with Kellogg faculty to develop and publish case studies that are used in courses at Kellogg and other business schools around the world.
A 1984 graduate of Kellogg, Greg previously was part of the leadership team at Verio, a Japanese-owned provider of web hosting services, where he was responsible for the commercial relationship between the company and its parent company and largest strategic partner and customer, NTT Communications.
Greg also spent nearly a decade at United Airlines and Galileo International building their online travel business in the Asia-Pacific region. The following decade was spent in a startup that built online travel publications and a discount hotel website.
Greg has lived in Japan and worked extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He earned a B.A. in Japanese at University of California, Los Angeles.
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) is an international experiential learning course designed to provide students with an introduction to the unique business opportunities, management practices and market dynamics of a specific region or global industry. The course combines in-class lectures, reading discussions and case studies during the winter quarter with ten days of international field research over spring break. Immersed in the culture and language of their host countries, students will have the opportunity to meet with local business and government leaders, conduct interviews and collect data for their group research projects, and experience some of the unique social and cultural facets of the region. Final presentations and written research reports are due in spring quarter after completion of the overseas portion of the class. Each class section is taught by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the region or industry and supported by an advisor from the Kellogg staff who assists students in planning the field experience. Students are financially responsible for their travel costs, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.