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Shalom  Saada Saar

Shalom Saada Saar

Samuel N. Friedland Executive Management Professor of Professional Practice

Featured Publications

  • "Leading with Conviction: Mastering the Nine Pillars of Integrated Leadership." Jossey-Bass, 2013.

    “The Challenge of Developing and Retaining Talent.” An article in the Journal of Supply Chain
    Management, Fall 2013.

    “A Comparison Study of Thinking Patterns Between Chinese and Western Executives.” Research
    currently underway encompassing more than 500 CEOs. To be published by Wiley, 2014.

    “The Human Side of Supply Chain Management.” A paper presented to the MIT Center for
    Transportation and Logistics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2006.

    “Developing Creativity in Your Organization.” A paper presented to the Women’s Leadership Board, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 2006.

    “Leadership as a Critical Success Factor.” A paper presented to the Bridge Builders Conference at
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 2006.

    "Showing Training's Link to Corporate Profits." Presented to the HR Advisory Board at the ValueAdded HR Series, San Francisco, California, June 1997.

    "Align Training with Corporate Strategy." Presented at the Institute for International Research, San Francisco, California, June 1997.

    "Fundamentals of Leadership Strategies." A paper presented to the Premium Audit Society, Phoenix, Arizona, 1996.

    "The Automobile Insurance Crisis." A case study published by the Aetna Institute for Corporate
    Education, 1990.

    "Decision Making Processes and Assessment of New Ventures: Notes Toward Theory Construction." Presented at the 1984 Annual Academy of Marketing Science Conference, Niagara Falls, New York, May 1984.

    "Improving the Utilization of Findings in Marketing Research Through the Use of Decision Analysis." A paper presented at the Conference of American Institute of Decision Science, Boston, April 1984.

    "Evaluation of Services at the Local Level: An Integrated Approach." Municipal Management,
    Fall/Winter 1983-84, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1984.

    "Decision Making and the Assessment of New Services." Bureau of Market Research, December 1983.

    "Linking Evaluation Findings to Strategic Planning." A paper presented at the 1983 Joint Meeting of Evaluation Network and Evaluation Research Society, Chicago, October 1983.

    "Decision Making Model for Capital Improvement and Municipal Government." A paper presented atthe Fifth Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Philadelphia, October 1983.

    "Strategies for Improving Recruitment and Retention of Hispanic Students in Institutions of Higher Education." A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Field Service, San Antonio, October 1983.

    "Executive Development Programs - Trends and Directions." A paper presented at the Annual
    Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, New York, April 1983.

    "The Role of Decision-Analysis and Bayesian Approach in Planning and Evaluation Education
    Programs." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, May-June, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1980.

    "The Use of the Bayesian Approach in Evaluating Education Programs." A paper presented in a
    symposium sponsored by MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, October 1978.

    "Monitoring: Is Everyone Doing the Job?" A paper presented at the Conference on the Youth
    Employment Programs, Department of Labor, Chicago, Illinois, October 1978.

    "Evaluating for Better Planning." A paper presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Evaluation Research Society, Washington, D.C., 1977.

    "The Use of Decision Analysis in Evaluation of Mental Health Programs." A paper presented at the
    34th Conference on Continuing Education in Community Mental Health, Dayton, Ohio, May 1977.

    "Policy Formulation and Implementation in the Development Town of Ofaqim." Co-authored with
    Joseph Bower, Harvard University, School of Business Administration, November 1976.
    The Use of Decision Analysis in Evaluating Intervention Programs. Harvard
    University, 1978 (Doctoral Thesis).

    Evaluation Research Studies Annual, Vol.II, Co-edited with Marcia Guttentag,
    Sage Publications, 1977.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Professor of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University , 2016-2018
  • Professor of Management, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, 2009-2015
  • Senior Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2005-2014
  • Senior Lecture, Harvard University School of Public Health, 2005-2006
  • Senior Fellow, Harvard University, 2003-2006
  • Visiting Professor of Management, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), 2003-2009
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University (SMU, 1997-2001
  • Managing Director, Center for Leadership Development (CLD), 1994-2003
  • Vice President, Human Resources / Leadership and Organizational Development, USF&G / St. Paul Companies, 1995-1998
  • Lecturer and Assistant to the President , Aetna Institute for Corporate Education, 1990-1995
  • Director of Executive Programs and Associate Professor of Management -, University of Hartford, 1983-1985
  • Chairman of the Public Administration Department and Assistant Professor of Management -, University of Hartford, 1980-1983
  • Assistant Professor of Policy and Management, State University of New York, 1978-1980


  • Ed.D., Harvard University
  • M.S., Master Degree, Harvard University
  • B.A., Economics and Psychology, Swarthmore College
Shalom  Saada Saar


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