Tim Galpin is Senior Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution, entrepreneurship, organizational culture change, and leading sustainable organizations.
Tim possesses both academic experience combined with extensive international professional experience as a management consultant and senior executive. Throughout his career he has consulted 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 organizational culture change. In his current position, Tim is responsible for teaching undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, 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.
Tim’s research focuses on gaining a better understanding of the cross-disciplinary endeavors of mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution, entrepreneurship, organizational culture change, and leading sustainable organizations.
In addition to his management books, Tim has authored numerous articles for both academic and practitioner publications including: Mergers & Acquisitions, Journal of Business Strategy, The Handbook of Business Strategy, World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Governance. As a recognized expert on mergers and acquisitions, strategy formulation and execution, workforce productivity improvement, organizational 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 quoted in various publications throughout the world.
Tim Galpin holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development from UCLA, is a recipient of the first annual University of Dallas Haggerty Teaching Excellence Award, and is a former Instructor at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
Throughout his career Tim has consulted to numerous Fortune 1000 and FTSE 100 companies in multiple industries, helping them to successfully plan and implement complex efforts, including: M&A due diligence and integration, strategy formulation and execution, business restructuring, and organizational culture change. Since joining academia in 2005, he has continued an active consulting practice.
Tim is the recipient of the first annual 2010 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 he covers with the other courses in which the students participate in their degree program, 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 in school.
Tim employs a combination of methods to foster student involvement, including: group discussion and dialogue; experiential exercises; cases; lecture; 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.
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