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Professor of Management
Terri L. Griffith (B.A., UC Berkeley; M.S. & Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon, GSIA - now the Tepper School of Business) is Professor of Management in the Leavey School of Business. Her research and consulting interests include the implementation and effective use of new technologies and organizational practices. This work most recently focuses on team tools and methods for innovation, though she has specialized in virtual/distributed collaboration since 1984. Prof. Griffith's recent field research includes two Fortune 100 tech companies (funded by the National Science Foundation), both focused on generating the greatest value from their teams in complex environments. Her research is published in journals such as: Organization Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Academy of Management Review. She is co-editor of Research on Managing Groups and Teams: Technology (2000, JAI Press). Her blog, Technology and Organizations, has been named to "Top" lists by a variety of groups focused on professors who blog.
Before coming to Santa Clara University, Professor Griffith was on the faculties of Washington University, St. Louis and the University of Arizona. She has also held visiting positions at UC Berkeley; Purdue University; Northwestern University; the Melbourne School of Business; and the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration in Bangkok, Thailand. Other international experience includes a United States Information Agency funded "train the trainer" program in Bulgaria where she and other faculty presented U.S. business education topics and techniques.
She is a member of the Academy of Management, an editorial board member of the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and the Journal of Managerial Issues, past senior editor for Organization Science, as well as a past associate editor for MIS Quarterly. For several years she was the Convenor of the Organization Science Winter Conference, an annual "think tank" event which draws academics as well as senior executives from firms such as PARC, Citigroup, and GE.