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Joseph LiPuma associate professor

Joseph LIPUMA

Associate Professor

Strategy and Organization

He is an academically-qualified professor and experienced international executive. Entrepreneurial perspective is evident in professional experience, academic research in international entrepreneurship, and academic program administrative roles. He teaches Business Strategy and Policy, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation and has consulted to organizations in the U.S., Europe and Middle East. Published in leading academic journals.

EducationTop

  1. 2007 Doctor of Business Administration, Strategy and Policy - Boston University, Boston, USA

Focus : International Entrepreneurship

  1. 1983 Master of Business Administration, Finance and Management Science (dual major) - State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
  1. 1978 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (Magna cum Laude), Minor - Secondary Education - State University of New York College, Buffalo, USA

ExperienceTop

Teaching activities

  1. 2012 Associate professor - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  2. 2008  - 2012 Affiliate Professor - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France

Strategy & Organization Department. Teahc graduate (MBA, Masters, Executive MBA) courses in business strategy and policy, international business, entrepreneurship and innovation.

  1. 2007 - 2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Management - Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Taught graduate & undergraduate courses in business strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation.

  1. 2006 Adjunct Professor - St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, USA

MBA capstone in Global Business

  1. 2003 - 2004 Instructor - Boston University, Metropolitan College, Boston, USA
  2. 1981 - 1982 Instructor - State University of New York, Buffalo, USA

Administrative positions

  1. Since 2009 Director, International MBA Program - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  2. 2009 - 2012 : Director, MSc. in Luxury Management and Marketing Program - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  3. Since 2009 Member of Curriculum Committee, Graduate Programs Committee, program Rationalization Committee, Selection Board, Admissions Board - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France

Professional experience

Nearly two decades of management responsibility including senior management, operating committee and board-level roles. Established businesses in domestic and foreign environments with multicultural staff.

  1. 2000 - 2001 General Manager/Senior Vice President CRM West Region (San Francisco) and Client Partner (London) - iXL, Inc. (via acquisition), San Francisco, USA and London, UK

- Oversaw account management functions for the CRM practice in Europe

- Advised on iXL's European organization and Strategy

- P&L responsibility (£20M) for European financial services business

- Developed and managed iKL's largest client, contributing 50% of iXL's international revenue

Established Milan office to deliver services in northern Italy

  1. 1996 - 2000 Tessera Enterprise Systems, Boston and San Francisco, USA

- Managed development of new markets and technologies

- Developed staff at a small, leading CRM services provider

- P&L responsibility

- Developed/led cross-functional teams

  • 1999 - 2000 Sr. Vice President, General Manager, West Region -Tessera Enterprise Systems, San Francisco, USA
  • 1996 - 1998 Director/Vice President, Financial Services/ Healthcare -Tessera Enterprise Systems, San Francisco and Boston, USA
  1. 1988 - 1996 Synetics Corporation, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA

- Executive in aggressive, high-growth (INC 500 in 1990 and 1991), minority-owned systems integrator, which I help build from a small government contractor into a $50M diversified business

- Focused on designing and implementing business solutions utilizing client-server architectures, groupware, and emerging technologies for commercial and government clients

- P&L responsibility

- Founded Synetics, Ltd., an international subsidiary

  • 1996 Vice President, Commercial and International - Synetics Corporation, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1995 Vice president, International - Synetics Corporation, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1994 Senior Director, International - Synetics Corporation, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1990 - 1993 Senior Director, Information Technology/Systems Development - Synetics Corporation, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1988 - 1990 Director, Information Technology Group - Synetics Corporation, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
  1. 1988 Services Consultant for telecommunications products - Saranac Communications, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
  1. 1986 - 1988 Manager, Project Management - Tritech Laboratories, North Andover, Massachusetts, USA

- Planned and managed large-scale networking projects and performed network operations analysis for the New York financial community for this start-up company

  1. 1983 - 1986 Wang Laboratories, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1985 - 1986 Product Manager, Product Planning and Management - Wang Laboratories, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
  • 1983 - 1984 Senior Software Engineer, Research and Devleopment - Wang Laboratories, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Courses taughtTop

  1. Masters in Corporate Finace : Evaluating Business Plan
  2. Specialized Masters : Strategic Management
  3. MSc. Management : Business Policy
  4. MSc. Management : Literature review
  5. MSc. Management : International Strategies of firms
  6. MBA and EMBA : Managing Innovation
  7. MSc. Entrepreneurship : Global Entrepreneurship Program Boot Camp
  8. MSc. Entrepreneurship : Global Entrepreneurship Program European Projects

Research InterestTop

  1. International Entrepreneurship
  2. New venture internationalization
  3. Cross-country differences in entrepreneurial activity

PublicationsTop