Robert W. Keidel

Robert W. Keidel is Clinical Professor Emeritus at the LeBow College of Business, Drexel University. A former corporate manager and Naval officer (Vietnam veteran), he was a senior fellow at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a program consultant at the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life.

Keidelís articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Management Science, and several other academic and practitioner-oriented journals. He is the author of four books: Game Plans: Sports Strategies for Business (Dutton, 1985; Berkley, 1986; Beard Books, 2006); Corporate Players: Designs for Working and Winning Together (Wiley, 1988; Beard Books, 2005); Seeing Organizational Patterns: A New Theory and Language of Organizational Design (Berrett-Koehler, 1995; Beard Books, 2005), which was nominated for the Academy of Managementís 1996 George R. Terry Book Award;  The Geometry of Strategy: Concepts for Strategic Management (Routledge, 2010)and The Geometry of Strategy: Concepts for Strategic Management (Routledge, 2010; Oriental Press/Chinese translation, 2017).

Keidel received his BA from Williams College, and his MBA and PhD (Social Systems Sciences) from Wharton.