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Witold(Vit) Jerzy HeniszWitold(Vit) Jerzy Henisz

Associate Professor of Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Witold J. Henisz is an Associate Professor of Management at The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Business and Public Policy from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley and previously received a M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. His research examines the impact of political hazards on international investment strategy. He analyzes (1) the political and economic determinants of government attempts to redistribute investor returns to the broader polity; (2) the strategic responses by organizations to such pressure; and (3) the determinants of the success of individual organizations in withstanding such pressure. His research has been published in top-ranked journals in international business (Journal of International Business Studies), management (Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal and Strategic Organization), international studies (International Organization and International Studies Quarterly) and sociology (American Sociological Review). He has served as a consultant for the World Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank, The Conference Board and Eurasia Group. He previously worked for The International Monetary Fund. He is currently a principal in the political risk management consultancy PRIMA LLC. He serves on the advisory board of the Global Risk Navigator (a joint publication of the Harvard Business Review and Eurasia Group) and as an advisor to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Project.

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