Rich Makadok will be the guest at a EMBA Open House Thursday evening. FILE PHOTO

Goizueta Business School’s Executive MBA Program will host an open house Oct. 13.

Those interested in the program are encouraged to attend to gather information on the admissions process and get a feel for the structure of both the weekend and modular formats.

Sign-in for the Open House program begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Goizueta Business School (map). Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP, here.

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Representatives of the Executive MBA Program are schedule to speak as are members of the admissions department, alumni and current students of both EMBA programs. Associate Professor of Organization & Management Rich Makadok is also scheduled to speak.

Professor Makadok is a thought leader in strategic management research. Using his “Four Theories of Profit” framework, he focuses on developing a comprehensive overall understanding of the four main mechanisms that determine the profitability of a business (competitive advantage, rivalry restraint, information asymmetry and commitment timing) and how those mechanisms affect each other. He has also developed an innovative theory of hybrid governance forms that merge elements of both an organizational hierarchy and a market transaction. His empirical work focuses on developing indirect measures for the elusive concept of organizational capability and using these measures to predict the performance and strategic decisions of firms, in order to test theories of competitive advantage.

Prior to his academic career, Rich worked as Manager of Software Development for Century Management Consultants, Inc., where he designed and wrote The Century Promotion Manager, a software package to help consumer product companies manage their retail trade promotions more effectively. Before joining the Emory faculty in 1997, Rich served on the faculty of Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.