Manning School of Business
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Management Theory, Organizational Behavior, Platforms and Ecosystems, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation, Workforce Ecosystems
Future of Work, Innovation, Organizational Change, Platform and Ecosystem-based Businesses, Workforce Productivity
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.
- The Translucent Hand of Managed Ecosystems: Engaging Communities for Value Creation and Capture, Academy of Management Annals
- Managed Ecosystems, and Translucent Institutional Logics: Engaging Communities, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Disruptive Innovation: Intellectual History and Future Paths, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Platforms, Open/User Innovation, and Ecosystems: A Strategic Leadership Perspective, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Dependencies, Complementor Evolution, Response Strategies: Joining a Multi-Sided Platform Ecosystem, Academy of Management Proceedings
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation