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Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
United States of America, Virginia
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Edward D. Hess is a Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Professor Hess is the author of 8 books, over 40 articles, and over 40 cases focusing on high performance organizations, organic growth, growth strategies, corporate growth systems, processes, cultures, and portfolios. He is the co-author of the Darden Growth/Innovation Model.
His most recent books are Smart Growth: Building an Enduring Business by Managing the Risks of Growth (Columbia Business School, 2010) ; So. YOU Want To Start a Business (FT Press, 2009) ; The Road To Organic Growth: How Great Companies Consistently Grow Marketshare (McGraw-Hill, 2007) ; Hess & Kazanjian, eds., The Search For Organic Growth (Cambridge University Press, 2006) ; Hess & Cameron, eds., Leading with Values: Positivity, Virtue and High Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2006) ; and upcoming February, 2011, Growing An Entrepreneurial Business, Concepts & Cases (Stanford University Press).
Recent articles about his research include “Smart Growth-Creating Real Long-Term Value” (Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Spring 2010) ; “Smart Growth- An Interview” (The European Financial Review, August-September 2010) and upcoming in the October, 2010 issue of The Financial Executive Magazine, “Thinking Differently About Growth”.
His work has been featured in over 150 different media outlets including Bloomberg.com, Forbes.com, Reuters.com, BusinessWeek.com, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune Magazine, Financial Times, NPR.org, The Street.com, Business Insider, CFO Magazine, Strategy & Business, Chief Learning Officer, Consulting Magazine, JiJi Press, India times, Turkish Daily News, and he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business News, The WSJ Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio, The Dylan Ratigan Show- MSNBC Radio, and Dow Jones Radio. Professor Hess teaches courses on growth in the Darden MBA Program and strategy, growth, and innovation topics in various Darden Executive Education Programs including the Management Development Program, The Executive Program, Harris Corporation, Cigna, Pitney Bowes, Genworth Financial, Unilever Russia, Westinghouse Nuclear, Norfolk Southern, FTI Consulting as well as programs at IESE and Indian School of Business.
His teaching, workshop and speaking topics include: “ The Darden Growth/Innovation Model”; “Growth Is Much More Than a Strategy- It Is a System”; “Growth is Experimental Learning”; “The 4 Ways to Grow a Business”; “Growth Requires Leadership, Culture & Processes”; “Managing the Risks of Growth”; “ Growth Accelerators: High Employee Engagement & Customer Centricity”; “The Realities of Growth”; “A Small Company Soul in a Big Company Body”; “The 6 Keys to Organic Growth”; and “Creating and Managing Growth Portfolios”.
Prior to joining academia, Professor Hess spent more than 30 years in the business world. He began his career at Atlantic Richfield Corporation and was a senior executive at Warburg, Paribas Becker, the Robert M. Bass Group, Jones Lang Wooten, and Arthur Andersen. Prior to joining the Faculty at Darden he was an Adjunct Professor and the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Corporate Growth and The Values-Based Leadership Institute at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.