Faculty Bio

Dr. Thomas Lawton

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    Dr. Thomas Lawton
  • Dr. Thomas Lawton is Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in the USA and Professor of Strategy and International Management at the Open University Business School in the UK. He is also Managing Director of Kilcolman Associates, a firm that advises clients around the world on leadership development and growth strategy. Organizations he has worked with include Bombardier, China Industrial Bank, Enterprise Ireland, IBM, the Irish Stock Exchange, the International Air Transport Association, Phoenix Group, UnionPay, United Technologies and Volvo Group. He has been Academic Director of the Executive MBA in International Financial Services Management for JP Morgan Asset Management, facilitated senior management and board level workshops and run MBA and executive programs on corporate strategy, leadership and international business dynamics at universities and corporations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. He has published close to 50 articles in leading journals including Academy of Management Perspectives, International Business Review, Long Range Planning, Organizational Dynamics and Strategic Organization. He is the author or editor of 8 books, including Breakout Strategy (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and Aligning for Advantage (Oxford University Press, 2014). Dr Lawton is active in a number of professional and academic organizations and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Irish Journal of Management and Long Range Planning. A frequent media commentator, he has been cited or published in outlets including Fast Company, European CEO, The Conversation and U.S. News & World Report.

  • Upcoming Seminars:
    Strategy Matters:
    Turning Ideas into Actions
    with Dr. Thomas Lawton
        Take a moment to ask yourself one question: do I know how to configure and leverage strategy to achieve business growth and market success? Doing so is a fundamental task of any senior manager.  Strategy is much more than planning processes and high-level resource allocation decisions. Strategy...