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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Klaus Weber

Klaus WeberKlaus Weber serves as the deputy director of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Professor of Management & Organizations at Kellogg School of Management. He is also affiliated with the Department of Sociology and the Northwestern Institute for Sustainability and Energy.


Weber's research is grounded in cultural and institutional analysis, with substantive interests in the intersection between social movements, organizations and markets; economic globalization; and environmental sustainability.

His research has been published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review. His work has won best paper awards at the American Sociological Association, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the SYNTEC Conseil en Management. He was a senior editor at Organization Science and has guest edited volumes for Organization Studies and Organization Science.

At Kellogg, Weber teaches MBA courses on environmental sustainability and on power in organizations; and doctoral seminars on cultural analysis, organization theory and research methods.

Professor Weber received his PhD from the University of Michigan and joined the Kellogg faculty in 2003.