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Donald Lessard

Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus

Professor of Global Economics and Management, Emeritus; Professor of Engineering Systems, Emeritus

Donald Lessard

Donald R. Lessard is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests are in global strategic management and project management, focused on the energy sector, with an emphasis on managing in the face of uncertainty and risk.

He has published extensively on these topics in academic and professional journals, and is co-author of Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects: Shaping Institutions, Risks, and Governance (MIT Press 2001 with Roger Miller).

A member of the MIT faculty since 1973, Lessard has served as Deputy Dean of the Sloan School with responsibilities for research, international programs, and executive education; co-chair of the Energy Education Task Force that launched an Institute-wide undergraduate energy minor; and founding director of the MIT Executive MBA, the BP Projects and Engineering Academy, and the Li and Fung Executive Development Program …

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