More about Professor Wendy Smith
Wendy’s research focuses on strategic paradoxes – how leaders and senior teams effectively respond to contradictory agendas. She studies how organizations and their leaders simultaneously explore new possibilities while exploiting existing competencies, and how social enterprises simultaneously attend to social missions and financial goals.
Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Organization Science and Management Science.
Wendy is currently an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal. In 2018, she won the University of Delaware’s first Mid-Career Excellence in Scholarship Award. In 2015, she won the Lerner College Outstanding Scholar Award. Wendy teaches leadership, organizational behavior and business ethics. She has taught MBAs and undergraduates at the University of Delaware, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania – Wharton.
Wendy was awarded the University of Delaware MBA Teaching Award in 2016. Wendy has also taught executive and senior leadership teams how to manage interpersonal dynamics, emotional intelligence, high performing teams, organizational change and innovation, managing in times of crisis, and managing strategic paradoxes.
You can contact Professor Wendy Smith:
on Twitter @profwendysmith
or send her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Books and resources mentioned on the podcast
Mary Parker Follett, Dynamic Administration: The Collected Papers of Mary Parker Follett