Olin Business School

Peter Boumgarden is an associate professor of management at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and faculty affiliate at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan / Ross Business School, a center focused on business in emerging markets. At Hope, Professor Boumgarden teaches Management Theory, Marketing Strategy, and Organizational Research. At Washington University in St. Louis, Peter taught Quantitative Business Analysis and Negotiations at the Olin Business School and guest lectured on social entrepreneurship at the Brown School of Social Work.

Peter Boumgarden researches, consults, and facilitates executive education in the private and non-profit sectors on topics of innovation, strategy, and leadership development. Past clients include CCA Global, Herman Miller, Edward Jones, Bunge Global, Shape Corporation, Monsanto, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Creative Dining Service, Methodist Health Care System and National Association of Social Work, amongst others. Dr. Boumgarden’s work typically revolves around helping organizations develop processes for learning and innovation, helping leaders identify the trade-offs of sustainably differentiating strategies, and the role of organizational values in shaping such decisions.. Peter serves or has served on the board of several non-profits within the West Michigan area.

Dr. Boumgarden completed his PhD in Strategy and Organizations at Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School in 2010 where he won the Hubert C. Moog Scholarship for excellence in doctoral research. His academic work appears in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Judgment and Decision Making. His practitioner work can be found in Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, amongst other places.

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