Jeff Dyer (Ph.D., UCLA, 1993) is the Horace Beesley Professor of Strategy at the Marriott School, Brigham Young University, 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 5 years working as a strategy consultant and manager at Bain & Company.
Dr. Dyer’s teaching and research is focused on innovation, organizational change, and strategic alliances.
He is the coauthor of The Innovator’s DNA, which explores the fundamental question of where disruptive innovations come from and what roles senior executives, managers, and employees play in the creation of highly innovative teams and organizations. The book is an extension of his 2009 McKinsey Award-winning Harvard Business Review article, “The Innovator’s DNA,” coauthored by Clayton Christensen and Hal Gregersen.
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 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 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 Wharton School, Northwestern University, and UCLA. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the University of Pennsylvania’s top award, the “Excellence in Teaching Award.”