Lawrence G. Hrebiniak

Lawrence G. Hrebiniak is a professor in the Department of Management of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the Wharton faculty since 1976 and currently teaches courses in competitive strategy and strategy implementation in the Wharton M.B.A. and Executive Education programs. He held managerial positions in the automobile industry prior to entering academia, and is a past president of the Organization Theory Division of the Academy of Management. For more than two years, he was one of five Wharton faculty members providing commentaries on the Wharton Management Report, a daily TV program on the Financial News Network.

His consulting activities and executive development programs focus on strategy execution, the formulation of strategy, and organizational design — both inside and outside the United States. Hrebiniak’s clients have included Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Chemical Bank, Isuzu, Dun & Bradstreet, DuPont, the Social Security Administration, First American Bankshares, General Motors, Chase Manhattan, Studio Ambrosetti, Microsoft, Aventis and GE.

Hrebiniak’s current research is concerned primarily with strategy execution and organizational design. He is also interested in strategic adaptation as organizations manage change and execution efforts over time to remain competitive. He co-authored Implementing Strategy and authored The We-Force in Management, two other books, and numerous articles in professional journals.