Jeff Dyer’s (Ph.D., UCLA, 1993) teaching and research is focused on innovation, organizational change, and strategic alliances. His most recent book, “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011), identifies the behaviors of the world’s best innovators to demonstrate how individuals can enhance their own innovator DNA, and increase the innovation capabilities of their organizations. The book, co-authored with Hal Gregersen at INSEAD and Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School, comes from the article of the same name, which was the McKinsey Award runner-up for the best article in Harvard Business Review in 2009. He is the only strategy scholar in the world to have published five times in both Strategic Management Journal (the top academic journal devoted to strategy) and Harvard Business Review (the top practitioner journal).
His research has been quite impactful, as evidenced by the fact that according to GoogleScholar he has over 10,000 citations to his work, and was recognized by Essential Science Indicators as the fourth most cited management scholar and 17th most cited overall scholar (1996-2006) in the combined fields of management, finance, marketing, operations and economics. His research has won awards from the Academy of Management, Institute of Management Science, Strategic Management Society and McKinsey & Company. His Oxford book, “Collaborative Advantage,” was awarded the Shingo Prize Research Award.
Dr. Dyer regularly gives speeches, consults and conducts training programs in the areas of innovation, change, and strategy. His past clients include Bang & Olufsen, Boeing, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Navistar and VF Corp. He teaches in executive programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Northwestern University, and UCLA. He has won numerous teaching awards, including University of Pennsylvania’s top award, the “Excellence in Teaching Award.” Dr. Dyer is the Horace Beesley Professor of Strategy at the Marriott School, Brigham Young University (BYU) where he serves as Chair of the Department of Organizational Leadership & Strategy. Before joining BYU, Dr. Dyer was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he maintains an adjunct professor position and continues to teach Executive MBAs.
Dr. Dyer has considerable consulting experience having spent five years working as a strategy consultant and manager at Bain & Company, where he consulted with such clients as Baxter International, Kraft, Maryland National Bank and First National Stores.