F. Warren McFarlan, DBA

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 

Professor McFarlan has had a significant role in introducing materials on Management Information Systems to all major programs at the Harvard Business School since the first course on the subject was offered in 1962. He held various positions of Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research, Director of External Relations and Director of Asia Pacific. He is also Guest Professor and Co-Director of Case Development at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Professor McFarlan has published numerous case studies on Chinese business, including "Alibaba.com"(2001), "Shenzhen Stock Exchange" (2002), "Cathay Pacific: Doing More with Less" (2003), "The Challenges of Launching a Start-Up in China: Dorm99.com" (2007), "Xinhua Hospital: Implementation of EMR Project" (2013), "Africa Strategy of China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group"(2016), etc. Professor McFarlan has also co-authored a couple of books on China, including “Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth” (2014), “Chinese General Management: Tsinghua-Harvard Text and Cases” (2009, available in Mandarin only), and “Seizing Strategic IT Advantage in China” (2003, available only in Chinese). Professor McFarlan earned his AB from Harvard University, and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School.