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Mark Finster

Mark Finster

Expert on sustainable organizational strategy, design and multifunctional multi-objective improvement of complex systems, as well as services and health care

Associate professor, business, engineering Wisconsin School of Business Work: 608-223-0076 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Contributing member of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, and the Center for Quick-Response Manufacturing
  • Research interests include sustainable strategy, design/improvement of complex systems in a wide variety of industries and sectors—profit, government education, not-for-profit, large and small organizations
  • Organizational strategy
  • Organization of health care


  • Received the Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Award and the Mabel W. Chipman Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Member, board of directors, Home Savings Bank
  • Serves on executive board of the Erdman Center for Operations and Technology Management, the Global Studies Program, and the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program
  • Five-time National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholar and chaired NSF session that established a national research agenda in organizational excellence
  • Helped improve the management systems of more than 150 businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations from four continents