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Professor Glenn Carroll, BA, MA, PhD

Professor in Organisational Behaviour in the Business School

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Glenn Carroll's research addresses basic questions of organizational theory, strategic management, and organizational and industrial evolution. His most recent project studies socially constructed authenticity – how consumers and others value authenticity, how consumers search for authenticity in products and services, and how consumers interpret organizational behavior and structure as reflecting authenticity. His research Interests include Authenticity, Organizations, Organizational Culture, Strategy and Evolution.

Carroll enjoys teaching Critical Analytical Thinking, Organization Design and Strategy in MBA programs and Executive Education programs. He will teach a new class in 2015-16 on Leading Through Culture. His classes typically involve the application of theoretical ideas to real-world settings and managerial problems. He has supervised a number of business cases, including companies such as Caterpillar, Nike, GlobeOp, Attune Foods, Illy Caffe, Cocoa Pete's, Wind River Systems, the American Heart Association, Agilent Technologies, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, American Craft Brew International, and the Mendocino Brewing Co.

Glenn Carroll grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University, followed by Stanford University, where he received his doctorate. Carroll has been on the faculties of Brown University, the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University and Stanford University (where he currently holds a senior position). Carroll has visited many universities and institutes outside the US, including the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the National University of Singapore. He has taught executives from many corporations, large and small.

Carroll has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp.

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