David H. Blake

Professor, School of Business
Paul Merage School of Business

PH.D., Rutgers University

Phone: (949) 824-8470
Email: clorenzo@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Deans' Suite
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Corporate strategies and executive leadership.
Research Abstract
David H. Blake, dean of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine, is an authority on business strategy, leadership, and management education, who has been a business school dean for two decades. In March 2002, he was selected for Fast Company magazine’s first group of “Fast 50� champions of innovation--acknowledged as a leader who creates value through the power of his ideas, the intensity of his commitment and the authenticity of his character. While reshaping MBA education to meet the demands of a digital-paced, technology-driven business world, Dean Blake also has served as an advisor on global business strategies and leadership development for a number of major U.S. corporations, including Alcoa, AT&T, Exxon, IBM, Marsh, and Mead Corp. In addition, he has served on a number of corporate boards, including both NYSE and NASDAQ companies and, currently, smaller technology-based companies.

David Blake became dean of the UC Irvine Graduate School of Management on Oct. 1, 1997. The school is ranked among the top 50 internationally by Financial Times and the top 50 in the nation by BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report. The school combines the fundamentals of management with a comprehensive focus on how the interplay of information and technology are changing the way business is done-an approach that prepares students to innovate and lead rapid and continuous change in a technology-driven and global society. This sharp focus has led Financial Times, Computerworld and U.S. News & World Report to rank the school 1st, 5th and 10th, respectively, for its focus on Information Technology for Management.

Prior to joining UCI, David Blake was dean of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and of the business schools at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey and Northeastern University. He has been a professor and associate dean of the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and an assistant professor of political science at Wayne State University.

In 1996, he served as president of the AACSB-International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the preeminent professional association for leaders in management education.

Dean Blake has written extensively on the international political economy and multinational corporations. A contributor to such publications as The Journal of International Business Studies and The Columbia Journal of World Business, he is the author or co-author of seven books and monographs, including The Politics of Global Economic Relations, which helped define the field of international political economy. Dean Blake received a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in political science and international politics from Rutgers.
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