Tim Swift, Ph.D.
Dr. Swift came to St. Joseph's University in 2008, after spending 14 years in a series of senior management positions in the telecommunications and high-tech industries. His research focus is on strategic management, and technology and innovation management.
Specialization: Technology and Innovation Management; Strategic Management
- Ph.D., Temple University (2008)
- Dissertation: Creative Destruction in R&D: On the Relationship between R&D Expenditure Volatility and Firm Performance
- M.B.A., Drexel University (1990)
- B.A. (with Honors), Rutgers the State University of New Jersey (1988)
- Ph.D., Temple University (2008)
- Interim Director, Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Center for Business Ethics, Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA (2019 to current)
- Associate Professor, Department of Management, Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA (2014 to current)
- Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Haub School of Business, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia PA (2008 to 2014)
- Instructor, Temple University, Philadelphia PA (2005 to 2008)
- Instructor, Rutgers University, Camden NJ (2007 to 2008)
- Research Associate, Temple University, Philadelphia PA (2004 to 2008)
- Instructor, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA (1989 to 1990)
- Telecordia Technologies, Piscataway, NJ (2004)
- Unisys Corporation, Blue Bell, PA (1999 to 2004)
- AT&T Corporation, Basking Ridge, NJ (1990 to 1999)
- 2017. How the Best Firms Balance Competing Forms of R&D-based Innovation. Rutgers Business Review, Vol. 2, No. 3.
- 2015. Sometimes Cutting R&D Spending Can Yield More Innovation. Harvard Business Review, with R. Mudambi and T.J. Hannigan https://hbr.org/2015/01/sometimes-cutting-rd-spending-can-yield-more-innovation
- 2015. Apple Is Getting More Bang for Its R&D Buck. Bloomberg Businessweek, A. Satariano http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-30/apple-gets-more-bang-for-its-r-d-buck
- 2015. Riding Waves of Innovation to Profit. Center for Innovation Management Studies, November/December Newsletter, with R. Mudambi and T.J. Hannigan https://cims.ncsu.edu/cims_newsletter/novemberdecember-2015/riding-waves-of-innovation-to-profits/
- 2015. A Simple Test to Determine Your Firm’s Competitive Advantage. The Legal Intelligencer
Refereed Journal Articles
- 2019. Corporate governance and the impact to the R&D lab. Journal of Strategy and Management. Forthcoming. with A. Markus
- 2018. Technological Innovation and Social Justice: In Dialogue with Catholic Social Teaching. Journal of Jesuit Business Education, 9: 31-50.
- 2018. Ph.D. Scientists in the Boardroom: The Innovation Impact. Journal of Strategy and Management, 11(2): 184-202..
- 2016. The Perilous Leap Between Exploration and Exploitation. Strategic Management Journal, 37(8): 1688-1698.
- 2016. Making Up is Hard to Do: Knowledge Acquisition Strategies and the nature of New Product Innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33(4): 472-491, with Dunlap, D., McDonough & R. Mudambi.
- 2014. Proactive R&D Management and Information Disclosure: Ramifications for Innovative Chemicals Companies. Journal of Business Chemistry, 11(1).
- 2014. Knowing when to leap: Transitioning between exploitative and explorative R&D. Strategic Management Journal, 35: 126-135, with R. Mudambi.
- 2013. R&D expenditure volatility and firm performance: Organizational and environmental contexts. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 10(4).
- 2012. Multinational enterprises and the geographical clustering of innovation. Industry and Innovation, 19(1): 1-21, with R. Mudambi.
- 2011. Proactive R&D management and firm growth: a punctuated equilibrium model. Research Policy, 40: 429-440, with R. Mudambi.
- 2009. Professional guilds, tension and knowledge management. Research Policy, 38(5): 736-745, with R. Mudambi.
- 2008. Business leaders speak out: Their real strategic problems. Journal of Business Strategy 29(5): 32-37, with H. D. Hopkins.
- 2008. Banking deregulation, punctuated equilibrium and early mover advantage. European Journal of Scientific Research 22(4), with H. D. Hopkins.
- 2017. A contingency-based view of strategic choice. In S. Porth (Ed.) Strategic Management: A Cross-Functional Approach. 5th ed. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, with E. Balotsky.
- 2009. Competitive dynamics in high-technology industries. In V. K. Narayanan and O'Connor (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 81-86, with R. Mudambi.
- Other Reviewed Research
- Mudambi, R. and Swift T. 2012. Leveraging knowledge and competencies across space: The next frontier in international business. Journal of International Management, 17(3): 186-189.
- Research Sabbatical, Fall 2014
- Faculty Research Merit Award, 2013
- Faculty Teaching Merit Award, 2013
- Morris Research Grant, 2012
- Summer Research Grant, 2010