University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

School of Business Welcomes Sustainable Business Thought Leader

Dr. Stuart L. Hart appointed as Adjunct Full Professor helping build the Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA

Dr. Stuart L. Hart

Commencing October 1, Dr. Stuart L. Hart has been appointed an Adjunct Full Professor to help the University of Vermont School of Business Administration build its new Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA). 

Dr. Hart is one of the world's top authorities on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, he is "one of the founding fathers of the 'base of the pyramid' economic theory." He is the S.C. Johnson Chair Emeritus in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor Emeritus of Management at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he founded the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.

He is a Distinguished Fellow at the William Davidson Institute (University of Michigan), Founder and President of Enterprise for a Sustainable World, and Founding Director of the Emergent Institute in Bangalore, India. Previously, he was the Hans Zulliger Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he founded the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Base of the Pyramid Learning Laboratory. He also taught corporate strategy at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and was the Founding Director of the Corporate Environmental Management Program (CEMP), now the Erb Institute's Dual Master's Program. 

Dr. Hart is a distinguished and world renowned scholar and has published over 70 papers and authored or edited 7 books, with over 15,000 Google Scholar citations. His work has appeared in leading scholarly journals, including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Management Science, as well as leading practitioner journals, such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Academy of Management Executive, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Affairs. 

He will be on campus to advise our SEMBA program and will help build global collaborations for student recruitment and sites for SEMBA practicums.