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Constance R. "Connie" James
Professor of Management

Division: Business Administration Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 345
Phone: (310) 506-4514
E-mail: connie.james@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.B.A., University of Michigan
  • B.A., University of Michigan
Courses:
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Policy
  • Management Theory and Practice
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Honorary Teacher of the Year, Seaver College
  • Pepperdine Rotaract, Faculty Sponsor
  • UCLA NAMIC Executive Education
  • Academy of Management
  • Strategic Management Society
  • Academy of Management BPS Finalist and Best Dissertation
  • ORSA/TIMS Finalist and Best Dissertation
  • Project 88 Fellowship, UCLA
  • Management Fellowship, UCLA
  • Exxon Fellowship, University of Michigan
Academic Interests:
  • RESEARCH INTEREST: Coordination, control and integrating mechanisms of firms; dynamic capabilities and resources; and knowledge and organizational learning.
  • SPECIAL INTERESTS: learning organizations and organizational design
  • TEACHING INTEREST: Corporate strategy, business policy, organizational theory, and management.
Selected Works:
  • DISSERTATION: Unbundling Corporate and Business Unit Effects: A Control and Value Creating Capabilities Framework.
  • Designing Learning Organizations. Organizational Dynamics, Volume 32, No. 1, p. 46-61, 2003.
  • Increasing the Firm's Strategic IQ: Dynamic Versus Static Strategic Planning. The Graziadio Business Report. Volume 6 (2): 2003.