May 31, 2011

Drucker School honors three professors with distinguished chairs

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University has awarded distinguished chair positions to three senior faculty members in recognition of their excellence in leadership, research, and teaching.

Professor Joseph Maciariello has been named the Marie Rankin Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management. Professor Vijay Sathe is the new C.S. & D.J. Davidson Chair of Management. Academic Dean Hideki Yamawaki will serve as the Ito Chair of International Business.

“It’s an exciting time for the Drucker School,” said Yamawaki, who noted that the school also recently hired three new tenured and tenure-track professors to begin teaching in the fall. “This brings a new level of energy to the school and gives us the strongest faculty we’ve had in years.”

Maciariello’s selection as the Marie Rankin Clarke chair holds special significance. The last professor to hold the post was Peter Drucker, the school’s namesake. The chair has remained vacant since Drucker died in 2005.

Maciariello has built his research and teaching around Drucker’s management principles.

In addition to teaching at the Drucker School, Maciariello serves as academic and research director at CGU’s Drucker Institute.

He is co-author with Karen E. Linkletter (CGU PhD, 2004) of the recently published book Drucker’s Lost Art of Management, and has also abridged and updated Drucker’s 1973 classic, Management, Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, which was released by HarperCollins in early 2008 as Management: Revised.  In addition, Maciariello collaborated with Drucker to publish The Daily Drucker and The Effective Executive in Action, three Internet executive development modules entitled Leading Change and two articles on management in the social sector.

“Joe is carrying on the legacy of Peter Drucker in the right way,” Yamawaki said. “It is appropriate and symbolic that he is following in Drucker’s footsteps by holding this chair.”

Sathe, who has taught at CGU since 1986, has been awarded the Davidson Chair of Management in recognition of his innovative executive education curriculum, teaching and research as well as his longtime commitment to the university. This chair also has special significance because it was held by Professor Paul A. Albrecht, former executive dean of the university, when he helped to establish the school.

Sathe has served as a consultant to corporations worldwide, and has advised government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.  His two latest books are Corporate Entrepreneurship: Top Managers and New Business Creation, published by Cambridge University Press in 2003, and Manage Your Career: 10 Keys to Survival and Success When Interviewing and On the Job, published by Business Expert Press in 2008. His latest article, “India’s Project Aadhaar (A): The World’s Most Ambitious ID Project”, will be published in the upcoming June issue of Innovations, a leading academic journal on social innovation published by MIT Press.

Yamawaki was selected as the Ito Chair of International Business in recognition of his expertise in global business and economics.

The chair is named for Masatoshi Ito, founder and honorary chairman of the Ito-Yokado Group, the second largest retail organization in the world.

Ito, also a namesake of the school, has been a significant supporter of CGU. His generous gifts have helped to build the Drucker-Ito school’s current home and assist with its strategic plan.

All three professors were appointed to their respective chairs by the recommendations of the Drucker School senior faculty, the CGU provost, and president.