Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Chapel Hill, NC
office: (919) 962-9834
Peter Brews studies the structure and evolution of the global economy, and how the twin shocks of globalization and the Internet and IT are changing corporate practice, productivity and competitiveness.
He is the former associate dean of OneMBA, the innovative global executive MBA
program offered in partnership with top schools in Asia, Europe and
His academic research has centered on mergers and acquisitions and strategy formation at the firm level. He is currently pioneering research into "Internet Generation Companies" and post-industrial competition. He has written or supervised the writing of a number of cases in strategy, corporate finance, and most recently, international and post-industrial business.
An award-winning teacher, Dr. Brews teaches courses in international management, strategic IT management and corporate strategy. He also consults internationally in these fields and has worked with Progress Energy, Siemens AG, Lucent Technologies Asia/Pacific (H.K.) Ltd., The Mandarin Hotel Group of Hong Kong, Ford Motor Company, LG of South Korea, Barclays Bank PLC and the Rank Organization.
He worked in investment/merchant banking in Johannesburg for four years before he joined the faculty of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he taught corporate law, finance, economics and strategic management.
He received PhDs from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Witwatersrand, an MSIA from Purdue University, and an LLB and Bcomm from the University of Witwatersrand.