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Elizabeth Altman

Assistant Professor

Manning School of Business
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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Management Theory, Organizational Behavior, Platforms and Ecosystems, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation, Workforce Ecosystems

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Future of Work, Innovation, Organizational Change, Platform and Ecosystem-based Businesses, Workforce Productivity

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Elizabeth J. Altman is an assistant professor of management at the Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is Guest Editor, Future of the Workforce for MIT Sloan Management Review. She has served as a visiting assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School.

Elizabeth's research focuses on strategy, innovation, platforms, ecosystems, and future of work topics. Her work has been published in Academy of Management Annals, Advances in Strategic Management, Journal of Management Studies, Harvard Business Review (HBR), MIT Sloan Management Review, and elsewhere. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award for Breakthrough Idea for her research on ecosystems in businesses and organizations. Her 2017 co-authored HBR article on product-to-platform transitions has been honored with inclusion in three books in the “HBR 10 Must Reads” series.

Before academia, Elizabeth was a vice president at Motorola. She holds a doctorate in business administration from Harvard Business School, master’s of science degrees in mechanical engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.

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