Professor Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Alfred Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware. Wendy’s work focuses on how organizational leaders manage strategic paradoxes – simultaneously managing strategies for today and tomorrow, innovation and existing products, financial and social bottom lines.
In 2016, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Judge School of Business at the University of Cambridge. Wendy has taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, at Harvard University and was nominated as Best MBA Teacher at the Alfred Lerner School of Business.
Wendy has published widely, including in the Harvard Business Review. Her most recent article, ‘Both/And Leadership’, in the June 2016 HBR, explains how leaders can gain strategic advantage by learning how to live with and manage ambiguity.
Wendy earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Her research has been published in journals such as Organization Science and Management Science and has presented these ideas to academics at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society and practitioners at Project World and the Center for Quality Management’s Executive Roundtables.