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Bobbi Thomason

Bobbi Thomason

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Negotiation Trainer with MWI  – Available worldwide
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Dispute Resolution Experience

Bobbi Thomason is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches MBA and Executive courses on Negotiation. Her research broadly examines how individual experience work and pursue their careers in globalizing and developing economies. Her research explores, for example, women’s attainment of executive leadership in the Middle East and Africa, as well as men and women’s experiences negotiating in local and global settings.

Bobbi has worked in conflict management consulting and as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the International Researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead and an advisor to the Lean In Foundation. Her research is featured in national and international media, including PRI’s The World, Smithsonian Magazine and KQED. She has a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University and M.A. from Columbia University. Bobbi earned her Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.


Lectures and Publications

  • “Enacting a Constellation of Logics: How Transferred Practices are Recontextualized in a Global Organization.” Academy of Management Discoveries. November 2015. Vol. 2, No. 1.
  • “Status Reinforcement: The Psychological Experience of Locals Striving for Global Employment” Organization Science. December 2016.

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Senior Fellow, The Wharton School
  • Contributor & International Reseacher, Leanin.org
  • Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, 2015-2016
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2007-2008

Background and Education

  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Stanford University

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