Tyser Teaching Fellow and Associate Department
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Paulo Prochno is a Tyser Teaching Fellow at the University of Maryland's
Robert H. Smith School of Business. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty in
the Fall of 2007, he had appointments at Fundação Dom Cabral, a top-ranked
school from Brazil focused on executive education, and Ibmec Business School,
where he coordinated open enrollment executive programs.
Dr. Prochno earned his Ph.D. in management from INSEAD, his MBA from
Vanderbilt University and his B.Eng. in industrial engineering from the
University of São Paulo . He has successfully taught in Executive Development
programs, MBA, M.Sc. and undergraduate programs, having won the "Top 15%
Teaching Award" at the Smith school in 2008 and an award given for the best
Masters Program professor at Ibmec in 2006.
Dr. Prochno has written articles in the areas of knowledge management,
organizational routines, cross-border management and manufacturing strategy, and
has presented his research at national and international conferences. In 2003 he
got the “Newman Award” from the Academy of Management, given for the best paper
based on a recent dissertation.
Additionally, through his consulting and executive education engagements he
has helped major companies in Brazil to shape and disseminate their strategies
and to foster innovation. His consulting and custom program clients include
Petrobr ás (energy), Telemar/Oi (telecommunications), Grupo Votorantim
(industrial/financial conglomerate), Furnas (energy), Samarco (mining), Correios
(postal services), and Grupo Santander (banking). Before venturing into
academia, Dr. Prochno worked as an industrial engineer for companies in the
packaging and textile sectors.
Prochno, P. Learning Curve?
Which One?. RAC - Revista de
Brasil, v. 9, n. 1 especial,
p. 53-66, 2005.
Prochno, P. . Transferindo
Localmente. Revista de
Administração de Empresas
(FGV), v. 44, n. 1, 2004.
Prochno, P. ; Correa, H. .
Strategy in Turbulent
Journal of Operations &
Production Management, v.
15, n. 11, p. 53, 1995.