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Vicki TenHaken, MBA
Professor of Management
Ruch Director of the Baker Scholar Program

Grand Valley State University
Hope College

Area of Expertise:
• Management Theory
• Marketing
• Human Resource Management
• Ma
naging for Environmental Sustainability

Research Interests:
• Strategy
• Leadership
• International Business
• Corporate Longevity

Selected Publications:
Everyday Leaders
Management As a Calling with Robin Klay and John Lunn
Lessons Learned from Comparing Survival Behaviors of Very Old Japanese and American Companies with Makoto Kanda
Hope for the East: Entrepreneurial Attitudes of MBA Students in Two Transition Economies Relative to Those in the USA with Victor Claar, Robert Frey, and Marek Szarucki

demic/Professional Activities:
Co-director, Hope College/Meiji Gakuin Global Management Seminar
Baker Scholars Advisor
Teaching abroad in Poland & England
Board of Trustees - Hope College, Resthaven Care Community, Tulip City Airport
Executive-in-Residence, Grand Valley State University
Hope College Japan May Term
Speaker, Forbes/IBM Impact Conference

Fulbright Scholar
Oustanding Alumni Award, Grand Valley State University


Professor TenHaken joined the faculty at Hope College in 2000. She spent her 2007/2008 sabbatical teaching at the Krakow University of Economics in Poland on a Fulbright scholarship. She has returned to teach in their International Executive MBA program.
Prior to entering academia, Professor TenHaken worked for 25+ years in leadership positions at General Electric and Herman Miller, Inc. She has experience at the executive level in marketing, strategic planning, and new business development as well as professional experience in human resource management. Professor TenHaken's research on corporate longevity has been quoted extensively in national press and she also presents at international conferences on this topic. She has been married to John Meshkin for over 35 years and they have two children. Vicki enjoys experiential learning by traveling to, living and working in different cultures.

(616) 395-7872

Professor TenHaken is on sabbatical for the 2014-2105 academic year.