Thomas R. Piper

Thomas R. Piper
Harvard Business School

Thomas R. Piper, Baker Foundation Professor and Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, is a faculty member in the Finance and Accounting Units at the Graduate School of Business Administration. He has taught in the MBA Program, as well as in other Executive Education courses, including the “Advanced Management Program” and “The General Manager Program ä.” He is an Academic Advisor with the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.

He served as chairman of the MBA Policy Committee and was senior associate dean for 13 years. Presently, he is studying ethics and corporate responsibility for future business leaders and shares responsibility for the School’s efforts in the area of values, leadership, and corporate responsibility. He also oversaw two Senior Executive Programs sited in the Middle East and South Africa and was instrumental in an initiative to help establish outstanding market-oriented business schools in Central and Eastern Europe.

Professor Piper is the author of The Economics of Bank Acquisitions and a coauthor of Case Problems in Finance, now in its eleventh edition (with W. Fruhan, W. Kester, and R. Ruback) and Can Ethics Be Taught? (with M. Gentile and S. Parks). He is a consultant in the field of corporate financial management and was a director of FleetBoston Corporation, Marriott Corporation, and GenRad.