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John Doggett

Distinguished Senior Lecturer; McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

John Doggett is an award-winning Professor of Instruction at the McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin.

John teaches MBA courses about entrepreneurship, global competition, and sustainability. John has received more student-selected “Outstanding Teaching” Awards (14) than any current member of the McCombs faculty.

John has taught courses on entrepreneurship and venture capital in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. He has also consulted with companies and trade associations in a wide range of industries, including economic development, electric utilities, oil, gas, and coal, manufacturing, retail, transportation, software and non-profit.

John practiced law for seven years in Connecticut and California. He started his career as a legal services attorney representing poor clients. He then spent five years as Director of Legal Services of the State Bar of California helping to expand access to civil legal services in that state. During his legal career, John’s clients told him that what they wanted most was to get a job so they would no longer being poor.

In 1979, John left the practice of law and enrolled at Harvard Business School to learn about how to create jobs. At HBS, John focused on international economic development. After graduation, John became a McKinsey consultant and worked in McKinsey’s Washington, DC and Copenhagen, Denmark offices.

John left McKinsey after two years to create his own international management consulting firm. His firm focused on helping developing countries transform their economies to become more market oriented. From 1983 to 1993, John consulted with clients in twenty-five countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

In 1994 John co-founded a Spanish Language sports television company that had an exclusive 3-year contract with the National Football League (NFL). His company produced programs about American professional football in Spanish that aired in fifty-four cities in the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

John is a co-author of When We Are the Foreigners: What Chinese Think about Working with Americans. John also is co-executive producer of Shakespeare on the Range, a short film about Louisiana prisoners learning how to become actors in the stage play Macbeth.

John received his BA from Claremont McKenna College in 1969, his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1972, and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1981. He is married to Haiping Tang, who manages part of Dell’s Latitude (commercial) line of laptops.

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