Robert Salomon: Associate Professor & Stern Faculty Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business

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Robert Salomon is an Associate Professor and a Stern Faculty Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business. He previously served as the Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow of Business and Ethics from 2011-2013.

Professor Salomon is an award-winning scholar and educator who has been teaching and conducting research on globalization and global strategy for nearly 20 years. He has been recognized as an outstanding educator and has received more than 10 commendations for “Excellence in Teaching” at NYU Stern. He was nominated for NYU Stern Professor of the Year, awarded the NYU Stern Faculty Leadership Award, and was named a NYU Stern Faculty Scholar in recognition of his outstanding teaching and dedication to student mentorship. The Wall Street Journal even described him as an educator who provides “brilliant distilled advice on business strategy.”

In addition to being a leading educator, Salomon is also an award-winning management researcher. He won the 2006 IABS Best Article Award, the 2003 Haynes Best Paper Prize, the 2003 William H. Newman Award, and the 2002 Barry M. Richman Prize. He was nominated for the Richard N. Farmer Award; was a finalist for the Gunnar Hedlund Medal; and was runner-up in the 2001 INFORMS Dissertation Competition. His research articles have been nominated four times for Best Paper at the Academy of Management meetings. Members of the International Division of the Academy of Management named him a “Thought Leader” in 2013.

Professor Salomon is currently writing a book entitled “Global Vision: How Companies Can Overcome Globalization's Vexing Challenges” that is slated to be published in 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan.

What do you do best?

I think my best professional quality is the ability to explain complex ideas in a simple and straightforward way.

What makes you the best?

This is a difficult question for me to answer. I do not know if I am the appropriate person to judge whether I am the best. I will leave that determination to others. The only thing that I can control is the level of effort that I put into any given endeavor, and I am committed to trying my best whatever the assignment.

How will you stay the best?

I constantly strive to become better today than I was yesterday.

What are your aspirations: business & personal?

Personal: To achieve contentedness.

Business: To help, in some small way, improve our understanding of the world, and to help managers improve their companies.

What fascinates you?

How history shapes who we are, how we behave, what we value, and what we become.

Favorite Motto?

Be who you are, for it’s impossible to be anyone else.

Favorite People?

My family and friends.

Favorite Places?

Spain, Cape Cod, New York City, Los Angeles, the beach (any beach).

Favorite Products?

Anything technology.

Current Passions?

Outside of work, tennis and surfing.