Paul Tiffany

Senior Lecturer (Continuing), Haas School of Business
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Paul Tiffany is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California. He teaches courses in competitive strategy, business and public policy, international management, and business and economic history. In the past Dr. Tiffany served as a business lecturer at Stanford University, at the University of Pennsylvania, at INSEAD in France, and CEIBS (Shanghai); he is currently a Visiting Professor at SASIN (in Thailand); IOMBA at University of Geneva; and the AVT Executive MBA Program in Copenhagen. He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley.

Prior to entering academia, Paul Tiffany worked as a consultant with several national management consulting firms, as an assistant to the president of a large national financial services firm, and as an organizational analyst for a large public services agency. In addition to his academic work, he provides multi-specialty consulting and management training and development services to firms throughout the world. Recent clients have included PepsiCola, Zoetis, Cisco Systems, Morgan Stanley, US Steel, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Banc of America Securities, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Clorox, Statoil (Norway), Genentech, Deutsche Post DHL (Germany), PTT (Thailand), and Statoil (Norway). He has served as a keynote speaker to conferences and programs throughout the world, including the European Facilities Management Association Conference (EU), the Investment Management Certified Analyst Association’s annual meeting (US); the Securities Traders Association; the Irish Management Association (Ireland); and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Thailand, among many others.

Professor Tiffany’s The Decline of American Steel was published by Oxford University Press in 1988, and published in a Japanese edition in 1989. His book Business Plans for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), co-authored with Steven Peterson, was published in August 1997; it was a world-wide top-five finalist in the annual Booz Allen/Financial Times "Best Business Book of the Year" award for 1998. The book went through fifteen printings in ten languages, prior to the release of a 2nd Edition in 2005. Dr. Tiffany has commented extensively on television, radio, and in the popular press on topics related to business firms and the global economy, in media in both the USA and around the world.

Professor Tiffany is the recipient of awards for both his research and teaching, including the Anvil Award in 1985 (presented annually to the outstanding professor in The Wharton School’s graduate program), the Lindback Award as the outstanding professor at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990, and the Cheit Award as the outstanding professor in the Haas Executive MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley in 2003 and 2004.

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Academic Background 

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

MBA, Harvard University

BA, Loyola University

Publications & Media

Videos 

China vs. the US: Where Will This End?

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Strategic Management in Transition: A New Paradigm?

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Books 

Business Plans For Dummies

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The Decline of American Steel: How Management, Labor, and Government Went Wrong

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Awards & Honors 
  • Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program, 2003, 2004
  • Outstanding Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley Extension Program, 2002
  • Finalist, Booz Allen/Financial Times best business book of year award, 1998 for “Business Plans for Dummies”
  • University of Pennsylvania Lindback Award, 1990
  • Nominee, Academy of Management George R Terry Award for outstanding book on management, 1989
Programs for Individuals 
Academic Background 

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

MBA, Harvard University

BA, Loyola University

Publications & Media

Videos 

China vs. the US: Where Will This End?

WATCH VIDEO

Strategic Management in Transition: A New Paradigm?

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Books 

Business Plans For Dummies

VIEW BOOK

The Decline of American Steel: How Management, Labor, and Government Went Wrong

VIEW BOOK
VIEW MORE