Paul Almeida


Professor of Strategy and International Business, Deputy Dean for Executive Education and Innovation


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Paul Almeida is Deputy Dean for Executive Education (degree and non-degree programs) and Innovation and Professor of Strategy and International Business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Professor Almeida is also the Co-director of the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Almeida’s research studies innovation, knowledge management, alliances and informal collaborations across firms and countries. He is particularly interested in understanding how knowledge builds across people and organizations and how this affects performance. He has published in leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and Research Policy as well as in scholarly books. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading journals and as Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. Professor Almeida was also previously Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. He has received the Georgetown’s Faculty Research Award and the Dean’s Service Award.

Professor Almeida currently teaches executives and MBAs at Georgetown in the areas of strategy, international business, technology and knowledge management. He has won the Joseph LeMoine Award for Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Best Professor Award for Executive Programs at Georgetown University, and is a seven-time winner of the Best Professor Award for Georgetown's Executive MBA program.

Professor Almeida leads the Office of Executive Education and Innovation at MSB. The office focuses on developing and running innovative degree and customized certificate programs for executives with an emphasis on global education and technology-enhanced learning. Executive Education offers six highly successful degree programs including the Executive MBA (ranked #5 in the US by Financial Times), Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA, Executive Master's in Leadership program (EML), EML for DC Public School Principals, Executive Master's in International Business (Brazil), and Master's of Science in Finance (online). In addition, Executive Education offers numerous customized programs in as many as 30 countries around the world for companies like Rio Tinto (UK), ICBC (China), Panasonic, Bayer (Germany), Abengoa (Spain) and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Paul Almeida also leads the innovation function at MSB and is charged with leading the development of new programs, applying technology to enhance existing programs, and exploring opportunities for enhancing organizational efficiencies.

Paul Almeida has conducted executive education and corporate seminars with over 75 organizations, including Microsoft, Gucci, Rolls Royce, IBM, Bechtel, Nextel, Sprint, Samsung, ARAMARK, AREVA, ENI, the World Bank, US Chamber of Commerce, National Public Radio, OPIC, the Department of Agriculture, FDIC, Federal Election Commission, Department of Commerce and Social Security Administration.


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  • Ph.D. () Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, International Business and Strategy
  • M.A. () Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Applied Economics and Managerial Science
  • M.B.A. () Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad,
  • B.E. () University of Poona, Electrical Engineering