Jeff Dyer

Jeff Dyer (Ph.D UCLA) is the Horace Beesley professor of strategy at Brigham Young University and chair of the department of Organizational Leadership & Strategy. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU he was a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Before becoming a professor he spent five years as a consultant and manager at Bain & Company, a top management consultancy. He coauthored the book “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators” (July 2011) with Harvard professor Clayton Christensen and INSEAD professor Hal Gregersen. The authors wrote the 2009 article of the same name that was runner-up for the prestigious McKinsey Award for best Harvard Business Review article. The book is a business bestseller, has already been published in more than 13 languages, and won the 2011 Innovation Book of the Year Award from Chartered Management Institute.

Beyond his work on innovation, Dyer is the only strategy scholar in the world to have published five times in the Harvard Business Review and five times in Strategic Management Journal, the top academic journal in the strategy field. In 2012 he was ranked the world’s #1 “most influential” management scholar among scholars who completed their Ph.D’s after 1990. This ranking, published in Academy of Management Perspectives, was based upon an equal weighting of academic citations (academic influence) and Google searches (business influence). His Oxford published book, Collaborative Advantage, won the Shingo Prize Research Award and his Team Building book (with Gibb and William Dyer) is in its 5th edition. His article: “The Relational View: Cooperative Strategy and Sources of Interorganizational Competitive Advantage” was recognized by Science Watch as the 2nd most cited article in economics and business from 1998-2008.


Managing Multi-Party Innovation; Harvard Business Review

Leading Your Team into the Unknown; Harvard Business Review

Decoding Tesla’s Secret Formula; Forbes

Tesla’s Innovations are Transforming the Auto Industry; Forbes

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