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Stephen J. Kobrin is William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he has been Director of the Lauder Institute and Chair of the Management Department. His research interests are global integration, the impact of the emerging digital economy, and the politics of international business. He teaches courses in multinational management and international political-economy.

Steve Kobrin has been an active member of the Academy of International Business since 1973 and a Fellow of the AIB since 1989. He served as Vice President (Program Chair for the Boston meeting), Chair of the North-East region, and Chair of the Dissertation Award Committee. He has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of International Business Studies, The Academy of Management Review, International Organization, and The International Political Economy Yearbook. He was Book Review Editor of JIBS.

He has a Ph.D. in International Business from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Wharton, and a B.Mgt.Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Steve Kobrin worked for Procter and Gamble as a Brand Manager in the United States and Venezuela and has taught at MIT's Sloan School and at the Graduate School of Business at N.Y.U. He has published three books, including Managing Political Risk Assessment (University of California Press, 1982). Recent articles and book chapters include: "MAI and the Clash of Globalizations" (Foreign Policy); "The Architecture of Globalization: State Sovereignty in a Networked Global Economy" (Governments, Globalization and International Business); and "Electronic Cash and the End of National Markets" (Foreign Policy).

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