Klaus Weber is an Professor of Management & Organizations. He is also affiliated with the Department of Sociology, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the Ford Company Center for Global Citizenship and the Northwestern Institute for Sustainability and Energy.
His research is grounded in cultural and institutional analysis, with substantive interests in the political economy of globalization, the intersection between social movements and the economy, and environmental sustainability.
Klaus' research has been published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review. His work has won best paper awards at the American Sociological Association, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the SYNTEC Conseil en Management. He was a senior editor at Organization Science and guest edited volumes for Organization Studies and Organization Science.
At Kellogg, Klaus teaches MBA courses on sustainability, social innovation, and power and influence; and doctoral seminars on cultural and text analysis, organization theory and research methods.
Professor Weber received his PhD from the University of Michigan and joined the Kellogg faculty in 2003.
MBA: Environmental Sustainability, Power & Influence, Cross-Cultural Management. PhD: Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, Cultural Theory, Text Analysis, Research Methods.
Thought leadership seminars undertake an in-depth exploration of a particular topic in the interactive setting of a small class. The goal is to develop the ability to independently research and critically analyze information, form and defend a conclusion, and find original solutions to business and public issues. Thought leadership seminars cover fundamental knowledge, current thinking, and key open questions.
Class sessions often take the form of seminar-style group discussions, debates, and presentations where students take an active part in shaping the learning. Students may also engage with original research, thought leaders and complex cases.The seminars require a willingness to challenge yourself and others, understand and take diverse positions, and bring to class a high degree of energy and mental agility. Different topics are offered as separate sections under the same course number, KPPI-484. Please consult the syllabus for the content of the seminar.