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Wharton Small Business Development Center
University of Pennsylvania
Vance Hll 433
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Point of Contact:
M. Therese Flaherty
P: 215-898-4861
E: sbdc_mail@wharton.upenn.edu

Services Offered

• Technical Assistance: Strategic Audits, business plans, courses, consulting

• Education for entrepreneurs

About the Company

Dr. Therese Flaherty is the Director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center (google: Wharton SBDC). Until recently, she was the Director of the Wharton MBA program Global Consulting Practicum (http://mktgweb.wharton.upenn.edu/gcpcourse) and an adjunct associate professor in the Marketing Department at Wharton. Under her leadership, this consulting program expanded dramatically from Israel to Chile, Mexico and India.

She has taught Marketing and Operations Management at Wharton, Operations Management at Harvard Business School and Economics at Stanford University. She has done a wide range of consulting. She received her BS in math and economics from Tufts University, spent a year as a general student at the London School of Economics, and received her PhD in economic theory from Carnegie-Mellon University. Her research has focused on the connections between operations and strategic management, especially in global business. Among her publications two which may be of interest are Global Operations Management (McGraw-Hill, 1996) and "Coordinating International Manufacturing and Technology" which appeared in Competition in Global Industries edited by Michel E. Porter (Harvard Business School Press, 1986). She is on the editorial boards of the journals: Strategic Management Journal and Japan and the World Economy.

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