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Thomas A. Hemphill, Ph.D.

David M. French Distinguished Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Public Policy

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Thomas A. Hemphill is a David M. French Distinguished Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Public Policy in the School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint and David M. French Distinguished Professor. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a primary field in Strategic Management and Public Policy and Secondary Field in Technology and Innovation Policy from The George Washington University's School of Business. He also received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Government and Business from Drexel University; an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics with an emphasis in Technology Management and Corporate Planning from the University of Pennsylvania; and an M.S. in Public Policy with a specialization in Applied Economics and Policy Analysis from Rutgers University.


Dr. Hemphill teaches graduate courses in Nonmarket Strategy and Strategic Innovation Management in the M.B.A. and M.S. in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics programs.  In the B.B.A. program, he teaches courses in Corporate & Business Strategy, Business and Society, and Innovation Management.  His research areas include Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation; Technology and Innovation Policy; Business Governance and Ethics; and Global Business and International Political Economy.


Dr. Hemphill has published in such journals as Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, International Journal of Innovation Management, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Responsible Innovation, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society Review, International Business Review, Management International Review and Thunderbird International Business Review, among others. In a recent article ("Business Ethics Research: A Global Perspective", K. Chan, H.G. Fung, and J. Yau, 95: 39-53, 2010) published in The Journal of Business Ethics, Dr. Hemphill was ranked 5th in the world as to "Leading Authors in Business Ethics Research (1999-2008)" based on an evaluation of 10 years of publication data from 10 leading business ethics, business and society and corporate governance journals. Dr. Hemphill is currently on the Editorial Advisory/Review Board of Business and Society Review.


In addition to his scholarly research, Dr. Hemphill has published editorial opinion pieces concerning business, public policy and the economy in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s.Com/Investor’s Business Daily, The Detroit News, Las Vegas Sun, RealClearMarkets, RealClearPolicy, RealClearEnergy, RealClearHealth, Inside Sources, U.S. News & World Report,, The American Spectator, Regulation: The Cato Review of Business and Government, American Action Forum, and American: The Journal of the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Hemphill is also a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute, a center scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and a contributing editor for Regulation: The Cato Review of Business and Government.