Professor Hernandez studies global networks and the internationalization of firms. He is especially interested in how firms grow through the establishment of subsidiaries in foreign countries and through the formation of alliances and other types of network ties with foreign partners. Zeke's research deals with two related challenges firms must manage as they grow in this manner: creating and transferring knowledge across units scattered throughout multiple parts of the world and dealing with competitive threats from rivals in multiple locations. He has published in top tier journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Journal.
His dissertation on the relationship between immigration and the internationalization of firms has been recognized with several awards. He has also won awards for his teaching, in which he strives to apply research-based knowledge to the current issues faced by managers.
Zeke received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Prior to joining Wharton, he was a professor at the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis for two years. He teaches the Global Strategy course in the MBA program.
Professor Exequiel Hernandez besuchte das ISM in den Jahren 2014, 2013 und 2012.
Dabei arbeitete er mit Professor Tuschke an gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekten und hielt Vorträge am Center for Advanced Management Studies der LMU München:
- Pruning and grafting the network: Managing the tension between protecting and exploiting strategic knowledge
- Finding a home away from home: Immigrants and firm internationalization
- Social capital for sale: M&As as vehicles to access and compete for network position
Des Weiteren veröffentlichte er gemeinsam mit Professor Tuschke zwei Artikel:
- Hernandez, Exequiel; Sanders, WM. Gerard; Tuschke, Anja (2014): Network defense: pruning, grafting, and closing to prevent leakage of strategic knowledge to rivals, Academy of Management Journal
- Tuschke, Anja; Sanders, WM. Gerard; Hernandez, Exequiel (2014): Whose experience matters in the boardroom? The effects of experiential and vicarious learning on emerging market entry, Strategic Management Journal
Neben diesen veröffentlichten Artikeln arbeitet Professor Hernandez momentan zusammen mit Professor Tuschke an einem geimeinsamen Forschungsprojekt:
- Hernandez, Exequiel; Tuschke, Anja (Work in progress): Follow the leader? How organizational learning changes the reaction to rivals' entries into foreign markets