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Michael Tushman

Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

MICHAEL L. TUSHMAN is the Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1976 from MIT, and prior to HBS, he taught at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. His work focuses on managing strategic innovation and large-scale change and on the relations among technological change, senior executive teams, and organizational evolution. At Harvard Business School he is the faculty chair of Leading Change and Organizational Renewal (LCOR) and the Program for Leadership Development (PLD). Prior to PLD, Tushman was faculty chair of the Advanced Management Program (AMP). At Columbia, he won the first W. H. Newman Award for excellence and innovation in the classroom; in 2005, Tushman was named Lecturer of the Year at CHAMPS, Chalmers University of Technology; in 2008 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva where he was commended by the university as a scholar internationally recognized for his work on the relationships between technological change and organizational evolution; in 2011 he was given the Sumantra Ghoshal Award for Rigour & Relevance in the Study of Management from London Business School; in 2013 he was awarded the Academy of Management Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management; also in 2013 he won the Academy of Management Review Decade Award for his paper with Mary J. Benner, “Exploitation, Exploration and Process Management: The Productivity Dilemma Revisited" (Academy of Management Review, 2003); In 2014 he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and also in 2014, Tushman was recognized as a Foundational Scholar in the Knowledge and Innovation Group of the Strategic Management Society. He was the winner of the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management. He has worked with a range of magnificent doctoral students. Tushman is also a founding director of Change Logic.

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