USA: UNC Faculty Profiles

Dr. Mabel Miguel:  Leading and Managing Global Organizations

Using technology to bridge geographical and cultural barriers is the focus of management professor Mabel Miguel’s research. International HR management, organizational behavior, multicultural management and leadership skills, and global career management are other areas of teaching and research interest. Dr. Miguel has developed and taught management skills courses for such organizations as Garanti Bankasi and for BriSA in Istanbul. She has co-designed behavioral and computer simulations for such clients as GlaxoSmithKline, the American Banking Institute, the National Council for Savings Institutions, the Center for Creative Leadership, Citibank and Dow Jones. She received her PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill and her MBA and BS from New York University.

A citizen of the world, Dr. Miguel is uniquely qualified to direct the Office of International Programs. Born in Buenos Aires, she has lived in Venezuela, Barbados, France and Turkey, where she was a visiting professor at Koc University in Istanbul. She speaks Spanish and English fluently and is proficient in French.

Dr. Jayashankar M. Swaminathan: Global Operations Management

Dr. Swaminathan is the associate dean of OneMBA and the UNC-Tsinghua EMBA Program.  He is also the director of UNC’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).   Dr. Swaminathan is an internationally recognized thought leader in innovations and productivity improvements related to global operations and supply chain management.  He has published dozens of articles in leading academic journals and won numerous awards, including NSF Career Award, George Nicholson Prize, Schwabacher Fellowship and Weatherspoon Distinguished research and teaching awards.  His insights have also appeared in business publications, including the Financial Times and Businessweek.

He teaches courses in global operations, global supply chain strategy and management, and doing business in India. His book, Indian Economic Superpower: Fiction or Future?, highlights the emergence of India and its implications for businesses. He has consulted with many organizations over the last two decades, including AGCO, Agilent, CEMEX, Cisco, IBM, Kaiser, McKinsey, Nokia, Public Health Institute, Railinc, Samsung, Sara Lee, Schaeffler Group, TVS Motors, UNICEF and the U.S. Navy.  His work with UNICEF has led to major changes in the global supply chain planning and execution for Plumpy’Nut (RUTF) into Africa. His work on configure-to-order assembly using vanilla boxes impacted the electronics industry in the 1990s.

He obtained his PhD and master’s in industrial administration from GSIA (now Tepper) at Carnegie Mellon University, and his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering is from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Dr. Sridhar Balasubramanian: Global Marketing Management

Marketing professor Sridhar Balasubramanian has a wide range of research and teaching interests, including modeling competition between marketing channels; the management of channels and channel portfolios; CRM; product and service innovation; e-commerce and m-commerce; technology adoption and usage by consumers and firms; and the economic leverage of virtual communities. The National Science Foundation granted him and two co-researchers $500,000 to study virtual investing-related communities.

Dr. Balasubramanian worked as area sales manager for India’s leading food manufacturing and marketing company before he began his academic career, and he has consulted with many startups and established firms. He received his PhD from Yale University, MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Dr. Paolo Fulghieri: Corporate Finance in a Global Environment

Finance professor Paolo Fulghieri’s research interests are in corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance and financial intermediation, with a special focus on venture capital and initial public offerings. As part of his research activity, he has published extensively in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies. He also is the winner of a best paper award in the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Dr. Fulghieri has taught extensively corporate finance in the MBA and Executive Education programs at Columbia University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and INSEAD, where he was also dean of its PhD program.

He received his PhD and MA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Laurea in economics from Universita’ Commerciale L’ Bocconi in Milan.

Dr. Hugh O’Neill: Strategy in a Global Arena

Dr. O’Neill is a strategic management professor who served as associate dean of the Executive Evening and Weekend MBA Programs from 2003 to 2012. His research interests including turnaround strategies, corporate governance, mergers, entrepreneurship, and recovering economies. He teaches courses and programs in quality management, corporate transformation and strategic management.

Dr. O’Neill has also delivered executive programs for companies such as Wachovia Corporation, W.C. Bradley, Quintiles Transnational Corp., the U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Navy. Prior to joining Kenan-Flagler, he served as founding director of the Wolff Family Program in entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut. He was the founding director of the regional office of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. He received PhDs from the University of Massachusetts, his MS from Polytechnic Institute of New York and his BA from Syracuse University.