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Department ofManagement & Entrepreneurship

Madsen, Tammy

Tammy Madsen

Professor, Management

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Tammy L. Madsen (Ph.D., UCLA) is the M. Keck Foundation Professor of Strategic Management and a former Associate Dean of the Leavey School of Business. She 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 current research examines topics such as competitive heterogeneity and temporary advantage, industry dynamics following a shock, and co-innovation in platform-based ecosystems. Her research has received various awards from the Strategic Management Division, Academy of Management (AOM), including the Glueck Best Paper Award, and appears in outlets such as Strategic Management ReviewStrategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies,  Industrial and Corporate Change, and Journal of Knowledge Management. She also co-authored the fourth edition of Modern Competitive Strategy (2016, McGraw-Hill Press) with Gordon Walker.

Tammy serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and has previously served in a five-year leadership role for the AOM's Strategic Management Division. She is the Director of the Strategy Research Foundation’s Dissertation Grant Program, Strategic Management Society, and serves on the Board of Advisors, Global Innovation Institute.

Tammy also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (UC Santa Barbara) and an 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.