Paul Tiffany

Senior Lecturer (Continuing), Haas School of Business
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Paul Tiffany is a Senior Lecturer at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses competitive strategy, business and public policy, leadership and management, the global economy, and global strategy and management. He also currently serves as a Visiting Professor at SASIN Graduate Institute of Business in Thailand and several universities in China where he teaches in summer programs. He has taught previously at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, CEIBS (China-Europe International Business School) in Shanghai, AVT Business School in Denmark, IAB Business School in Kazakhstan, and the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His graduate studies include an M.B.A from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley. 

Paul Tiffany is active in a number of academic organizations and has published his research in various journals. His book The Decline of American Steel was published by Oxford University Press and later offered in a Japanese edition. His book Business Plans for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), co-authored with Steven Peterson, was a worldwide top-five finalist in the annual Booz Allen/Financial Times "Best Business Book of the Year" award. The book went through fifteen printings in ten languages, prior to the release of a 2nd Edition in 2005.  He is currently working on a new book about the “dynamic capabilities” model of strategic management with Professor David Teece of Berkeley.  Dr. Tiffany has commented extensively on television, radio, and in the popular press on topics about business and economics.

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 heads Paul Tiffany & Associates, a multi-specialty consulting and training organization based in Northern California that offers management services to firms throughout the world. Recent clients have included PTT Exploration & Production (Thailand), Stock Exchange of Thailand, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, U.S. Steel, Raymond James, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, Newcom Group Ltd. (Mongolia), Bank of America, GE Oil & Gas, Qualcomm, Cisco Systems, Isuzu (Japan); Deutsche Post DHL, UT Starcom (China), Statoil (Norway), American Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), the Government of Dubai, SCG (Thailand), Coca-Cola, PepsiCola of Thailand, Krungsri Bank (Thailand), Zoetis SEA (South East Asia), Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, Nippon Steel (Japan), Cooper Health System, Delaware Investments, Magellan Health, Siam City Cement Corporation (Thailand), and AXA (France), among many others.

Professor Tiffany is the recipient of awards for both his research and teaching, including the Anvil Award, presented annually to the outstanding professor in Wharton's graduate program, the Lindback Award as the outstanding professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Cheit Award as the outstanding professor in the Executive MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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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