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MIT Sloan professor receives highest honor from the president of Chile

MIT Sloan Professor Arnoldo Hax was recently awarded the Medal of Comendador de la Orden al Mérito de Chile (Commander of the Order of Merit of Chile) in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished service to Chile. Hax is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management, Emeritus and a Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at MIT Sloan.

The highest honor given to foreign nationals by the Government of Chile, this award was presented to Hax by Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, in a ceremony held in June in Washington, D.C.

An internationally known expert in the fields of strategic management and operations management, Hax has compiled research that focuses on the development and implementation of formal strategic planning systems for business firms. He is the author of The Delta Model: Reinventing Your Business Strategy. The Delta Model is an innovative, customer-based approach to strategic management that challenges the conventional wisdom of strategic thinking.

Professor Hax co-authored The Delta Project: Discovering New Sources of Profitability in a Networked Economy, as well as The Strategy Concept and Process: A Pragmatic ApproachStrategic Management: An Integrative Perspective; Production and Inventory Control; and Applied Mathematical Programming. He also edited Studies in Operations Management; Planning Strategies That Work; and Readings in Strategic Management.

Hax holds an SB in industrial engineering from Catholic University of Chile; an MS in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan; and a PhD in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley.