William Wooldridge 
 

Professor of Management 


Telephone: 413-545-5697

Email: wooldridge@isenberg.umass.edu

Office: Isenberg 225C


Education:

Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1985
M.B.A., University of Colorado, 1978
B.S., Ithaca College, 1976 

Research/Teaching Interests:

Strategizing as an organizational competence
Strategic renewal
The strategic roles and contributions of mid-level professionals
Knowledge-Based theory and Managerial Know-How
Strategic management
Managing innovation
Strategic thinking for the mid-level professional
Sustainable business practices


Publications/Presentations:

Wooldridge, B. and J. I. Canales-Manns, "Managerial Interplay:  Linking Intent to Realized Strategy," in Handbook of Strategy Process Research, Franz Will Kellermanns (Ed), Cheltenham UK: Elger, 2009.

 

"A Middle-Management Perspective: Current Contributions, Synthesis, and Future Research," (with Steven W. Floyd and Torsten Schmid) Journal of Management, Forthcoming 2008.

 

"Middle Managers' Divergent Strategic Activity:  An Investigation of Multiple Measures of Network Centrality," (with James Pappas), Journal of Management Studies, 2007, 43 (3), 323-341.

 

Floyd, S. W., Ortiz-Walters, R., Wooldridge, B. and Kellermanns, F.W. "Aligning Internal and External Selection Environments: Effects of Social Context on the Development of Entrepreneurial Initiatives," in Handbook of Entrepreneurship, Shaker Zahra (Ed), Cheltenham UK: Elger, 2007.

 

"Managerial Interplay in Strategy Making" (with J. Ignacio Canales and Joaquim Vilá) Presented at the 27th International Strategic Management Society Conference, San Diego, October 2007.   

 

"Managerial Knowledge and the Process of Strategic Renewal" (with S. W. Floyd) Presented at the 27th International Strategic Management Society Conference, San Diego, October 2007.  Finalist for Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications Award

 

"The Managerial Knowledge Base Underlying the Process of Strategic Renewal" (with S. W. Floyd) Presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Philadelphia, August 2007.

 

"Guided Evolution Theory and Dynamic Capability Development: A Path Analytic Exploration" (with Terry Porter and Linda Peters) Presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Philadelphia, August 2007.

 

"The Role of Aesthetic, Social, and Pragmatic Knowledge in the Process of Strategic Renewal," (with S. W. Floyd) Presented at the Beyond Knowledge Conference, Durham, UK, September 2006. 

 

"The Impact of Lean Manufacturing on Family-Firm Performance and Internal Stakeholder Relationships," (with Alan Robinson) Presented at the National Academy of

Management Meetings, Atlanta, August, 2006. 

 

"Business Unit Manager Influence on Corporate Level Strategy Formation," (with Andrew Watson), Journal of Managerial Issues, 2005, 17: 2, 147-161.

 

"Tapping into Hospital Champions - Strategic Middle Managers," (with James Pappas and Karen Flaherty), Health Care Management Review, 2004, 29: 1, 8-16.