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Robert Allen Isaak

Robert Allen Isaak, American international management and political economy educator, writer. Recipient scholar medal for impact of books on social science, Pi Gamma Mu, 1990, award for innovation in business education, Middle Atlantic Association Colleges Business Administration, 1992; senior research grantee, Fulbright Commission, 1996-1997. Facilitator business blueprints Yonkers Homeless Shelter, New York, 1994.

Background

  • Isaak, Robert Allen was born on September 2, 1945 in Akron, Colorado, United States. Son of Robert Deets and Marge Allen Isaak.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English Literature, Stanford University, 1966. Master of Arts in International Relations, San Jose State University, California, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Politics, New York University, 1971.

    Career

    • Instructor international affairs New School Social Research, New York City, 1968—1969. Assistant professor political science State University of New York, Purchase, 1973, Fordham University, Bronx, 1969—1975. Senior research associate Institute We.

      Europe and Institute on International Change Columbia University, New York City, 1975—1978. Associate professor comparative political economy Johns Hopkins School Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy, 1978—1981. Professor international management Pace University, White Plains, New York, 1975—1978, 1981—2000, Henry George professor international management, since 2000.

      Cross-cultural consultant on European countries and United States Prudential International and Global Intercultural, New York City, 1992—1996, New York City, since 1997. Visiting professor ecological theory, Fulbright senior scholar University Heidelberg, Germany, 1996—1997. Visiting professor globalization and new economy Grande École de Commerce, Grenoble, France, 2001, 02, European Management Ceram Graduate School Management, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2003—2006.

      Visiting professor globalization and comparative management University Mannheim, Germany, 2007—2009, visiting professor globalization and silicon valley replication, since 2007, guest professor, Germany, since 2009.

    Works

    • Green Logic: Ecopreneurship, Theory and Ethics
    • * Provides examples of green business, including Ben and Jerry’s, The Body Shop, and the Honey Bee Network * Examines how "Green Logic" works, how it differs from other logic, and how green thinking can create environmentally responsible businesses Isaak’s concise book emphasizes key questions regarding sustainability and entrepreneurship in terms of motivation, government intervention, and ethics.

    Membership

    Facilitator business blueprints Yonkers Homeless Shelter, New York, 1994.

    Personality

    Interests

    Poetry, tennis, skiing, guitar, painting.

    Connections

    • Married Gudrun Kamm, January 29, 1966. Children: Sonya, Andrew Jay.
    • father: Robert Deets
    • mother: Marge Allen Isaak
    • spouse: Gudrun Kamm
    • children: Sonya Isaak
    • Andrew Jay Isaak
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    Born September 2, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Stanford University
    • 1967
      San Jose State University
    • 1971
      New York University
    • 1968 - 1969
      Instructor, international affairs New School Social Research
    • 1969 - 1975
      assistant, professor political science State University of New York
      Bronx, New York, United States
    • 1973
      assistant, professor political science State University of New York
      Purchase, New York, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      professor, international management Pace University
      White Plains, New York, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      senior, research associate Institute We. Europe and Institute on International Change Columbia University
    • 1978 - 1981
      associate, professor comparative political economy Johns Hopkins School Advanced International Studies
      Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    • 1981
      professor, international management Pace University
      White Plains, New York, United States
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