Apple Inc. is hiring the dean of Yale University's business school to start a project that it calls Apple University.
The Cupertino, Calif., computer maker said Joel Podolny, the dean of the Yale School of Management, will join Apple as vice president and dean of Apple University. The company declined to provide details about the university or the position.
Mr. Podolny, who has been in his current position since 2005, specializes in organizational-behavior research that combines his expertise in sociology and management. His current research is about how leaders infuse meaning into their organizations. Mr. Podolny previously taught at Harvard and Stanford universities.
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