Bennet A. Zelner

Associate Professor

Logistics, Business & Public Policy
3339 Van Munching Hall
(301) 405-9637
Ph.D., University of California

Bennet A. Zelner (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001) studies the strategies that firms use to manage the diverse political, social, and economic institutions they encounter when doing business abroad. Much of his research focuses on infrastructure industries recently subject to market-oriented reform—such as privatization, deregulation, and liberalization—and the challenges that such environments pose for private investors. Other projects focus on the role played by corporate groups—clusters of legally independent firms joined by multiplex economic and social ties—in Western Europe and the United States, and the comparative effects of national renewable energy policies on “green” innovation patterns in Western Europe. Professor Zelner’s research has been published in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, American Sociological Review and Harvard Business Review.