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About Jonathan GS Koppell

Jonathan GS Koppell is Associate Professor of Politics and Management at Yale School of Management and Director of Yale's Working Group on Global Governance. His research concerns the design and administration of complex organizations including global rule-making bodies, public-private hybrid organizations and publicly-traded corporations.
His current research focuses on the structure and management of "global governance organizations," entities that create rules, regulations and standards that are applied around the world. His forthcoming book World Rule: The Politics of Global Governance (University of Chicago Press) examines a diverse assortment of institutions that includes, for example, the International Telecommunications Union, the Forest Stewardship Council, the World Health Organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the International Accounting Standards Board and the International Organization for Standardization. The book offers a novel study finding commonalities among this varied population and calling attention to the unique demands of governing on a global scale.
Previously, Koppell has focused on government-created entities that operate in the marketplace to achieve public policy goals. In The Politics of Quasi-Government (Cambridge University Press), Koppell examines well-known hybrid companies including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, explaining the potential pitfalls of this approach to public policy. He has extended this research beyond the United States, most recently in an article on the governance challenges for Chinese state-owned enterprises.
As Director of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, Koppell oversaw the development of a leading research centers on this vital subject. The Center has already collaborated with leading institutions such as the OECD, Aspen Institute, International Corporate Governance Network and Oxford University to sponsor new research and gather leaders from business, government and academe to establish an agenda for improving corporate governance.
Prof. Koppell holds a PhD and a MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB from the Harvard College.


Present Faculty Member, Policy Studies Organization
Present Director, ASU School of Public Affairs

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Corporate Governance, Hybrid Organizations, and Global Rulemaking

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  • Managing Organizational Politics
  • Social Venture Management

Contact Information

411 North Central Avenue, Suite 450
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Global Governance, ICANN, Accountability (2)

Quasi-government, Hybrid organizations (2)

State-owned enterprises (1)