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Dr. Tammy Madsen

Professor of Strategy, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship - Santa Clara University (US)

Tammy L. Madsen (Ph.D., UCLA) is a Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation and a former Associate Dean at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and is the Director of the Strategy Research Foundation’s Dissertation Grant Program, Strategic Management Society.

Tammy teaches in the areas of strategy, digital transformation, and innovation in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Development programs at SCU, where she has received Extraordinary Faculty Awards for her teaching, research, and service contributions, as well as the University President’s Special Recognition Award. Her recent research examines topics such as value creation and value capture following disruption, competitive dynamics and temporary advantage, and co-innovation platforms. Her research has received various awards from the Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management (AOM), including the Glueck Best Paper Award, and appears in outlets such as: Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Knowledge Management and International Marketing Review. She co-authored the fourth edition of Modern Competitive Strategy (2016, McGraw-Hill Press).

Tammy also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (UC Santa Barbara) and a M.S. in Systems Management (USC). She began her professional career as a Test and Evaluation Engineer for the weapon control systems on the F14 aircraft and subsequently worked as a Design Engineer and Program Manager at Delco Electronics, General Motors. In her downtime, you’ll find her surfing or ocean swimming.