Klaus Weber is an Professor of Management & Organizations, and serves as the deputy director of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs. He is also affiliated with the Department of Sociology and the Northwestern Institute for Sustainability and Energy.
His research is grounded in cultural and institutional analysis, and employs a range of methodological approaches. His substantive interests are the dynamics of organizational and institutional sustainability transitions; the interactions between social movements, corporations, and markets; and economic globalization.
Klaus' research has been widely published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and many others. 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 has guest edited volumes for Organization Studies and Organization Science.
Klaus teaches courses on environmental sustainability in Kellogg's MBA program and ISEN's MS Energy & Sustainability; and doctoral seminars on organization theory, cultural analysis, and research methods.
He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and joined the Kellogg faculty in 2003.
Cultural and institutional theory, social movements and organizations, environmental sustainability, globalization and development.
MBA: Environmental Sustainability, Power & Influence, Cross-Cultural Management. PhD: Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, Cultural Theory, Text Analysis, Research Methods.