Timothy Galpin

Timothy Galpin

Senior Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation


Saïd Business School University of Oxford Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HP

Profile

Tim's areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution, entrepreneurship, organisational culture change, and leading sustainable organisations.

Tim possesses academic experience combined with extensive international professional experience as a management consultant and senior executive. Throughout his career he has provided advice to boards and senior management in various industries around the world, helping them to successfully plan and implement complex efforts, including M&A due diligence and integration, strategy formulation and execution, business restructuring, and organisational culture change.

In his current position, Tim is responsible for teaching undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, organisational behaviour, and leadership.

Tim has authored four management books, two of which have achieved best seller status and have been published in five languages, including the best selling 'how to' book on merger and acquisitions – The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

Research

Tim's research is wide ranging.

His work focuses on gaining a better understanding of the cross-disciplinary endeavours of mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution, entrepreneurship, organisational culture change, and leading sustainable organisations.

In addition to his management books, Tim has authored numerous articles for both academic and practitioner publications, including: Mergers & Acquisitions, the Journal of Business StrategyThe Handbook of Business StrategyWorld Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Governance. As a recognised expert on mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution, workforce productivity improvement, organisational transformation, and culture change, Tim is often asked by the business media to provide insights on these topics. He has been featured on CNBC, Reuters Television, National Public Radio, and he has been quoted in various publications throughout the world.

Tim Galpin holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development from UCLA. He is a recipient of the first annual University of Dallas Haggerty Teaching Excellence Award, and a former Instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

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Engagement

Tim engages widely with business and industry.

Throughout his career, Tim has provided advice to numerous Fortune 1000 and FTSE 100 companies in multiple industries, helping them to successfully plan and implement complex efforts on M&A due diligence and integration, strategy formulation and execution, business restructuring, and organisational culture change. Since joining academia in 2005, Tim has continued an active consulting practice.

Teaching

Tim was the recipient of the first annual University of Dallas Haggerty Teaching Excellence Award.

Tim’s teaching style is based on making his course content relevant and applicable to the ‘real business world’, always linking the content and topics with other courses in which the students participates, and the global business environment in which they work and interact. He strives to encourage students to value and pursue continuous learning throughout their entire lives, not just while they are studying.

Tim employs a combination of methods to foster student involvement, including: group discussion and dialogue; experiential exercises; cases; lectures; Socratic inquiry; current cross-industry and cross-geography business information and data; business analytics; practical experience (his own and the students’); regular student-to-student and student-to-instructor feedback and coaching; individual and team projects; and creative thinking/brainstorming.

Further information

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