National-Centered Programs

Wharton’s Center for Leadership and Change Management funds programs focused on leadership, governance and globalization among major companies in China, India and Russia.  For more information about specific programs, click on the country names below.


Projects include:

  • Learning program on corporate governance in collaboration with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Wharton Executive Education,
  • Study of the changing governance structure of globalizing Chinese firms, also in cooperation with CEIBS;
  • Study of the attitudes and outlooks of Chinese business leaders, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurial Survey Systems (CESS) of the Development Research Center of the State Council Study of market fragmentation and its impact on the globalization potential of Chinese firms in cooperation with CESS and the China Institute for Policy Studies.

Wharton Leadership Executive:  Wei Jiafu, President and CEO of the COSCO Group.

Collaborating faculty: Marshall Meyer and Michael Useem


Projects include:

  • Learning program on corporate governance in collaboration with Egon Zender and Wharton Executive Education;
  • Leadership development program with ICICI Bank in cooperation with Wharton Executive Education;
  • Study of business leadership, governance, and human resource among large Indian companies in collaboration with the Wharton Human Resources Center, Wharton Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Wharton Executive Education, and the National Human Resources Development Network of India.

Collaborating faculty: Peter Cappelli, Harbir Singh, Jitendra Singh, and Michael Useem, authors of The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders Are Revolutionizing Management  (Harvard Business Publishing, March, 2010).


Projects include:

  • Assessment of the determinants of prominence and reputation among Russian C-level executives;
  • Study of the antecedents of the managerial network within the headquarters of a large Russian firm;
  • Teaching case on the leadership challenges in the merger between BP and the Russian oil producer TNK.

The projects are carried out in collaboration with Stanislav Shekshnia, Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, and the Russian Association of Managers, and sponsored by the Wharton-INSEAD Alliance and the Wharton Human Resources Center.

Faculty director:  Valery Yakubovich