Mel Horwitch is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics and Business, having served a five-year term as Dean of the former Business School of CEU in July 2016. Previously, he was Professor of Technology Management, Director of the Institute for Technology and Enterprise, former Chair of the Department of Technology Management, Founding Director of the Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, and faculty director of the CleantechExecs Executive Program at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Professor Horwitch is an acknowledged expert on entrepreneurship and innovation management. He has written extensively on technology strategy, particularly with reference to knowledge-intensive sectors (e.g. services, media, information technology, and telecommunications), global innovation, and the role of networks and cross-boundary and multi-sector endeavors in developing technology. Most recently, Professor Horwitch has focused his research on clean tech and sustainability management, global innovation (especially with regard to emerging economies), global entrepreneurship in both stand-alone and corporate venues and the future configuration of modern innovation. He developed new courses at NYU-Poly on clean tech and renewable energy innovation, services innovation, entrepreneurship, business model innovation, global innovation, managing growing enterprises and society-wide technology policy. He also has extensive executive education experience.
Professor Horwitch was also Visiting Professor at London Business School, Professor and Founding Dean of Management at Theseus Institute in Sophia Antipolis, France, the John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at Templeton College, Oxford University and Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine. He has also served on the faculties of the Sloan School at MIT and Harvard Business School. He received his AB from Princeton University and MBA and Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand.
His publications include Technology in the Modern Corporation: A Strategic Perspective (editor and contributor), Clipped Wings: The American SST Conflict, contributor to Energy Future: Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School (contributor), articles published in such journals as Management Science, Policy Science, Sloan Management Review, Technology in Society, and Business Strategy International, and several print and Web-based multimedia cases.