Professor Katzenstein jointed UCLA Anderson in September 2012. Professor Katzenstein teaches courses on International and Cross-Cultural Management.
Prior to joining Anderson, Prof. Katzenstein taught courses at the NYU Stern of Business on Leadership, Asian Management, International Strategy, and International Management. He was also honored as "Professor of the Year" for the MBA program for his Leadership course in the MBA core.
Professor Katzenstein joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Visiting Associate Professor of Management in 2010.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Katzenstein taught at the Johnson School at Cornell University, offering courses on Managing in Asia, International Management, International Competitive Strategy, and various courses on doing business in China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.
Professor Katzenstein's interests span the intersection of three areas: organizational behavior, information systems and international business, with particular expertise in Asia, where he was involved with Asian businesses and cultures for over a decade. He lived and worked in Japan as a Luce Scholar, in South Korea as a business consultant and spent nearly nine years in Hong Kong as a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). While at HKUST he taught management and information technology, including international management and strategy, knowledge management, organizational behavior and various topics on information systems and e-commerce. He received over 18 teaching commendations at HKUST, as well as the school's Teaching Innovation and best M.B.A. professor award. Rounding out his training experience in Asia, he has guest lectured at Nanjing University, East China Normal University, Renmin University and the Hanoi School of Business.
As a consultant, Professor Katzenstein has helped clients to strategically manage cultural differences in business, improve cross-cultural communication, and gain better perspective and cohesion when working together with people from different cultures. A partial list of clients for which he has consulted include Exxon/Mobil, JP Morgan Chase, Walt Disney, The Carnegie-Bosch Institute, Cathay Pacific Airways, The Conference Board, Matsushita/Panasonic, W.L. Gore, Underwriters Laboratories, the Princeton Review, Smart Communications and Mars. He is the author of Funny Business: An Outsider's Year in Japan, as well as numerous articles about Japanese business. With languages as a hobby, he speaks some Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. He has traveled for business and pleasure to 30 countries.
Professor Katzenstein received his Master's degree in computer science from UCLA, and his Sc.B. in computer science from Brown University. He earned his M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management and his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
MBA Teacher of the Year Award, NYU Stern, 2011
MBA Best Professor Award, HKUST, 2002