Strategic Management, Innovation, Multi-sided Platforms, Business Ecosystems, Resource Dependence, Organizational Change, Organizational Identity, Strategic Leadership, Institutional Logics, Knowledge-based View of the Firm
Product-to-Platform Transitions, Challenges of Joining Business Ecosystems, Complementor Strategies, Organizational Identity Transitions, Multi-sided Platforms
Elizabeth J. Altman (Twitter: @lizaltman) is an assistant professor of management in the Manning School of Business University of Massachusetts Lowell. In Fall 2018, Altman is serving as a visiting professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She was previously a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School. Altman teaches strategy courses in doctoral, MBA, and undergraduate management programs, and pursues a research agenda centered on platform businesses, innovation ecosystems, and digital economy transitions. Altman completed her doctorate in business administration at Harvard Business School in May 2015. Altman was previously a vice president in Motorola's Mobile Devices business joining Motorola after earning dual masters degrees in mechanical engineering and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1994, she was awarded a U.S. Department of Commerce and Japanese government fellowship and spent a year at a Sony factory in Japan. Altman earned her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Cornell University and has served on the Cornell Board of Trustees. She is also an emeritus member of the Cornell College of Engineering Advisory Council and the President’s Council of Cornell Women. Altman co-authored the book "The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work,"(Harvard Business Press, 2008). Altman was featured in Bennis and Thomas’ book on leadership "Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values and Defining Moments Shape Leaders." She was one of Boston Magazine's “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Boston,” and one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” top business and community leaders. Altman is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.