Doug Guthrie is an expert in international business and trade, technology and society, entrepreneurship and technology transfer, and organizational development.
Guthrie uses his past experience in his teaching at ASU since he was a senior director at Apple in Shanghai, China, where he led Apple University efforts on leadership and organizational development in China.
Guthrie is a professor and the director of China Initiatives at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
He has spent his career researching, writing, teaching and advising companies about organizational development and the Chinese economic reforms.
He received an AB in East Asian languages (concentration in Chinese literature) from the University of Chicago and MA and PhD degrees in organizational sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he studied in Taipei, Taiwan, during his undergraduate years and conducted PhD research in Shanghai, China. He has authored and edited books, academic articles, popular articles, reports on Chinese economic reform, leadership and corporate social responsibility, and strategic economic development in American cities.
- Ph.D. Organizational Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
- M.A. Organizational Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
- A.B. in East Asian Languages (concentration in Chinese literature), University of Chicago
Prior to Guthrie's position at ASU, he was a senior director at Apple and Apple University Faculty Member based in China (2014-2019). Prior to joining Apple, from 2010-2014, hewasdDean of the George Washington School of Business, vice president for University China Operations, and professor of International Business. Prior to GW, from 1997-2010, he held faculty positions at NYUs Stern School of Business, where he was professor of management and director of custom executive education, and NYUs Faculty of Arts and Sciences, where he was professor of sociology. He has held visiting professorships at several business schools, including Kellogg, Harvard, INSEAD, Stanford, Columbia and Emory. He has also served as director of the Business Institutions Initiative at the Social Science Research Council (1999-2003), director of the NYU Office of Global Initiatives (2000-03), academic director of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership (2008-11), and head of the Advisory Coalition for the District of Columbia's Strategic Economic Planning (2011-14).