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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 David M. French Distinguished Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Public Policy in the School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint. 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, Strategic Innovation Management and Strategy, and Organization Theory and Design in the M.B.A. and M.S. in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics programs.  In the B.B.A. program, he teaches courses in Innovation Management and Business and Corporate Strategy.  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. Dr. Hemphill is currently on the Editorial Advisory/Review Boards of the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Journal of General Management, Journal of Global Responsibility, Journal of Responsible Innovation, and Technology in Society: An International Journal.


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, The Oklahoman, The Times of Northwest Indiana, 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 and a center scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy (Michigan).