Maury Peiperl

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Maury Peiperl
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Professor, Management
Additional Roles: Senior Fellow, Office of the Provost

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Maury Peiperl is co-author of the leading textbook on change management, Managing Change (McGraw Hill), as well as two books on careers and work, Career Frontiers and Career Creativity (Oxford) and the central reference in the careers field, The Handbook of Career Studies (Sage). He has also published in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management, Group & Organization Management and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others.

Now a Management professor and Senior Fellow in the Office of the Provost, Peiperl served as the Dean of the School of Business from August 2017 through June 2022. During his tenure, the school grew in both reputation and size to become more well-recognized and highly respected in the region, across the Commonwealth, nationally and internationally, through initiatives such as the Center for Government Contracting; the Business for a Better World Center; and interdisciplinary research across areas including IT, real estate, and retail.  

Prior to joining George Mason University, he was Director (Dean) of Cranfield School of Management, one of the UK’s leading MBA and Executive Development institutions, as well as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University. Before Cranfield, Peiperl spent 10 years as Professor of Leadership and Strategic Change at IMD in Switzerland, where he developed and directed numerous executive development courses and held a variety of administrative roles.

From 1992 to 2004, Peiperl was a professor at London Business School, where he co-founded the pioneering EMBA - Global program (joint with Columbia Business School) as well as creating the Managing Change course, the Global Business Leader elective, and the Leadership for Change executive program.

Peiperl has also held visiting or affiliate appointments at MIT Sloan School of Management, The R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, Georgetown McDonough School of Business, HEC Paris, and Templeton College, Oxford. Before becoming a professor he worked for IBM, Merrill Lynch and LEK Consulting and as a research fellow at Harvard Business School.

Peiperl holds a BS in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA, AM and PhD from Harvard University.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Research Interests

Peiperl’s areas of research interest are top management learning, executive careers, change management, talent strategy and global mobility. He has taught, researched and consulted in these areas in some 32 countries on 6 continents.

Outside his teaching and research, he sits on the boards of several companies, as well as the Alumni Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He spent 6 years as a trustee of the UK anti-trafficking charity HERA, for which he now acts as an Ambassador.

Executive Development

Peiperl has directed programs for many clients including Adecco, Amrop, Carrefour, CEIBS, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Deloitte, DSM, EDS, GlaxoSmithKline, IATA, Nortel Networks, OMV, Otis, Rentokil, Rockwool, Santander, SEB, skyguide and UPM, as well as a range of corporate, government and university partners.


  • PhD - Organizational Behavior, Harvard University
  • AM - Psychology, Harvard University
  • MBA, Harvard University
  • BS - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University

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