Glenn Carroll

Looking At Business Survival Over 200 Years We Find The Determinants Are Mostly Historic Accident and Inertia

Glenn Carroll’s research addresses basic questions of organizational theory, strategic management, and organizational and industrial evolution. His most recent project studies socially constructed authenticity---how consumers and others value authenticity, how consumers search for authenticity in products and services, and how consumers interpret organizational behavior and structure as reflecting authenticity.

Research Interests
  • Authenticity
  • Organizations
  • Organizational Culture
  • Strategy
  • Evolution
Teaching Statement

Carroll enjoys teaching Critical Analytical Thinking, Organization Design and Strategy in MBA programs and Executive Education programs. His classes typically involve the application of theoretical ideas to real-world settings and managerial problems. He has supervised a number of business cases, including companies such as Caterpillar, Nike, GlobeOp, Attune Foods, Illy Caffe, Cocoa Pete’s, Wind River Systems, the American Heart Association, Agilent Technologies, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, American Craft Brew International, and the Mendocino Brewing Co.


Glenn Carroll grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University, followed by Stanford University, where he received his doctorate.  Carroll has been on the faculties of Brown University, the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University and Stanford University.  Carroll has visited many universities and institutes outside the US, including the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the National University of Singapore.  He has taught executives from many corporations, large and small.

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