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JOEL KURTZMAN NAMED EXECUTIVE EDITOR AT HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

 BOSTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Joel A. Kurtzman, a business editor at The New York Times who currently writes the "Business Diary" for the Sunday edition, has been named to the new position of executive editor at Harvard Business Review, effective Jan. 18.
 A former United Nations economist as well as a journalist and author, Mr. Kurtzman has broad experience covering international business and economic issues.
 In welcoming Mr. Kurtzman, Ruth R. McMullin, president of Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, said in a statement: "Joel Kurtzman's ability and achievements, both in publishing and editorial management, will make a significant contribution to strengthening the editorial capabilities of the Review and sustaining its leadership position in the world of management ideas."
 As executive editor, Mr. Kurtzman will be responsible for all day- to-day editorial operations at HBR. In addition to his administrative duties, he will work closely with the editors in attracting ideas, authors, editors and writers to HBR, which is published bimonthly. Mr. Kurtzman will also be a senior member of Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation's management team. In this capacity he will be responsible to Mrs. McMullin and for working with her management team to develop and implement policy.
 Before joining The New York Times in 1987, Mr. Kurtzman was editor of Development Business, a biweekly international newspaper owned by the United nations and the World Bank, focusing on international economics and business. From 1978 to 1983, he was a staff economist at the United Nations where he specialized in issues relating to economic growth, development, trade and debt; set up a network of research centers around the world; and supervised a global economic forecasting program called "The Project on the Future."
 Prior to the United Nations, Mr. Kurtzman worked as a research associate at Rice University and as a freelance journalist. He also served as adjunct professor at the University of Houston.
 Among related activities, Mr. Kurtzman has authored a total of 14 books, including "The Death of Money" (Simon & Schuster, 1993), "The Decline and Crash of the American Economy" (W.W. Norton, 1988) and "Futurecasting," a textbook on forecasting (ETC Publications, 1983). He is the founder/editor of Managing International Development, a bimonthly on third world economics; book review editor of World Futures, a quarterly journal of economic and social forecasting; and a member of the editorial board of Futures Research Quarterly.
 Mr. Kurtzman obtained his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1970 and his M.S. from the University of Houston (studies of the future, specialty in economics) in 1979.
 Harvard Business Review, founded in 1922, is part of Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, a newly formed subsidiary of Harvard University. The organization offers current and future leaders, worldwide, the management ideas, insights and tools they need for professional development and for improved organizational performance. Its formation recognizes the need of today's managers for educational materials in many media. The Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation encompasses all the publishing activities of Harvard Business School, including Harvard Business Review and its article reprints, the Harvard Business School Press, Harvard Business School Management Programs (formerly the Harvard Business School Video Programs), Harvard Business School case studies and related teaching materials.
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