John Mauriel

John Mauriel

Associate Professor Emeritus
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship



  • AB 1953
    Economics Univ. of Michigan
  • MBA 1961
    Harvard Univ.
  • DBA 1964
    Business Policy and Executive Development Harvard Univ.


  • Executive education
  • Implementing strategic change
  • Helping New Social Ventures grow and succeed


Curriculum Vitae

Present Position

Emeritus Faculty


  • University of Michigan, AB in Economics
  • Harvard Business School, MBA, DBA

Previous Education Positions

  • Served successively as Research Assistant, Lecturer on Economics and Lecturer in Business Administration at Harvard Business School
  • Carlson School of Management - Faculty member 1965-2005
  • Founded and directed the Executive Development Center and the Minnesota Executive Program
  • Director of Bush Educators Program -- a two-year course for Minnesota educational leaders
  • Visiting Scholar -- Stanford University School of Education, winter 1990.
  • Visiting Professor – North European Management Institute, 1975-6

Current Research Interests

  • The Design and Delivery of Leadership Development Programs
  • Evaluation of nonprofit organizations attempting to improve society

Business Experience

  • Worked as IBM Data Processing Representative designing, selling, and installing Management Information and Control Systems, 1957-1959.

Board Memberships

  • H.B. Fuller Company, 1968-2004 (A Fortune "1000" Industrial Company)Other smaller corporate boards
  • Independent School District 275, Golden Valley, Minnesota, 1977-1980
  • Mercy Missionaries (chairperson), 1984-present (Northside Minneapolis)
  • Friends of the University of Minnesota Library, 2004-2008
  • Northside Achievement Zone2010-
  • Social VenturePartners Minnesota 2008-

Military Service

  • Korean War Veteran --U.S. Navy Supply Officer, 1953-1956


  • Listed in "Who's Who in Midwest" and "Who's Who in Finance and Industry"


Selected Articles

  • "Cooperation and Collaboration: Reality or Rhetoric" International Journal of Leadership in Education, accepted for publication in 2004 – with Roger Jenni
  • "What Is Your Company's Audit Culture?"The Corporate Board, Vol23 # 137 (Nov./Dec 2002)
  • "A Framework for Linking Culture and Improvement Initiatives in Organizations" Academy of Management Review, October 2000, (with Detert and Schroeder)
  • Quality Management in U.S. High Schools: Evidence from the Field" Journal of School Leadership, March(2000) with Detert, Kopel and Jenni
  • "An Instrument for Measuring Quality Practices in Education" Quality Management Journal 2000 (with Detert, Kopel and Jenni)
  • "School-Based Management: Doomed to Failure?" Education and Urban Society, August 1989, with Karin Lindquist
  • "Evaluation and Control of Overseas Operations," Management Accounting, May 1969
  • "Misevaluation of Investment Center Performance," Harvard Business Review, March-April, 1966


  • Over twenty-five Cases Published by Intercollegiate Case Clearinghouse, Cases in Public Policy and in textbooks.


  • The Logic of Strategy [with D. Gilbert, RE Freeman, E. Hartman] (Ballinger, 1988).
  • Strategic Leadership for Schools (Jossey-Bass, 1989).
  • Teacher's Guide for Management Accounting: Text and Cases, third edition (with Robert N. Anthony, Richard D. Irwin 1964

Book Chapters

  • "Depth versus Breadth in Innovation Implementation" [with Karin Lindquist] in Research on the Management of Innovation, Van de Ven et al. (Eds.) Cambridge, MA.Harper & Row, 1989.
  • "Computer Assisted Planning Models: A Functional Analysis," with G.W. Dickson and J.C. Anderson, in Corporate Simulation Models, edited by Albert N. Schreiber, University of Washington, 1970.

Selected Works & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    An Instrument for Measuring Quality Practices in Education Quality Management Journal 2000 with J. Detert, Kopel and Jenni (forthcoming)
  • Journal Articles
    Strategic Leadership for Local School Districts, Jossey-Bass, 1989
  • Journal Articles
    School-Based Management: Doomed to Failure?, Educational and Urban Society, 1989
  • Journal Articles
    Depth and Breadth in Innovation Implementation: The Case of School-Based Management, Research on the Management of Innovation, A. Van de Ven, H. Angle and M. Poole (eds.), Ballinger Publishing Co., 1988
  • Journal Articles
    The Logic of Strategy, Ballinger Publishing Co., 1988
  • Journal Articles
    A Framework for Linking Culture and Improvement Initiatives in Organizations, with J. Detert and R. Schroeder, Academy of Management Review, October 2000
  • Journal Articles
    Cooperation and Collaboration: Reality or Rhetoric? International Journal of Leadership in Education, April-June 2004.

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