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Dr. Brooke Lahneman

Assistant Professor of Management

Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Montana State University

brooke.lahneman@montana.edu

410-231-4577

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BIO

I am an Assistant Professor of management at Montana State University, where I teach courses in strategy, international business, research methods, and sustainability. 

 

Broadly, my research aims to contribute to our greater understanding of how organizations can navigate increasingly complex environments, through the lenses of social-ecological systems, collective organizing, and culture & identity. My research agenda emphasizes two main areas of contribution. The first area focuses on understanding how organizations can successfully navigate complexities inherent in pursuing sustainable business models and strategies, individually and collectively. The second area investigates how organizational culture and identity shape sustainable organizational practices and strategies that work within the constraints of biophysical systems. My overall goal with this research agenda is to have a positive impact on how academics and practitioners alike perceive and navigate the social-ecological systems in which they live and operate.

I have a PhD from the University of Oregon (2016), MBA from ESADE Business School (2009), and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia (2003).

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RESEARCH

Tyler, B.B., Lahneman, B., Cerrato, D., Discua Cruz, A., Beukel, K., Spielmann, N., & Minciullo, M. 2023. Environmental practice adoption in SMEs: The effects of firm proactive orientation and regulatory pressure. Journal of Small Business Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2023.2218435.

Russo, M., Earle, A., Lahneman, B., & Tilleman, S. 2022. Taking root in fertile ground: Community context and the agglomeration of hybrid companies. Journal of Business Venturing. 37(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106184

 

Stanko, T., Dahm, P., Lahneman, B., & Richter, J. 2022. Navigating an identity playground: Using sociomateriality to build a theory of identity play. Organization Studies, 43(1), 81-103https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620944542

 

Parmigiani, A., Irwin., J., & Lahneman, B. 2021. Building greener motorhomes: How technical and relational dual-purpose capabilities combine to influence product innovation. Strategic Management Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3356

Howard-Grenville, J. & Lahneman, B. 2021. Bringing the biophysical to the fore: Re-envisioning organizational adaptation in the era of planetary shifts. Strategic Organization, 19(3), 478-493https://doi.org/10.1177/1476127021989980

[Video podcast on article topics: https://youtu.be/Y_dITlBy0wk]

 

Howard-Grenville, J., Lahneman, B., & S. Pek.* 2020. Culture at work: Implications of culture as repertoire for understanding processes of cultural maintenance and change. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2020 Edition, 8(3), 28-33. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/organizational_culture_as_a_tool_for_change

 

Tyler, B., Lahneman, B., Beukel, K., Cerrato, D., Minciullo, M., Spielmann, N., Discuacruz, A. 2020. SME managers’ perceptions of competitive pressure and the adoption of environmental practices in fragmented industries: A multi-country study in the wine industry. Organization & Environment, 33, (3), 437-463. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026618803720

 

Irwin, J., Lahneman, B., & Parmigiani, A.* 2018. Nested identities as cognitive drivers of strategy. Strategic Management Journal, 39, (2), 269-294. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2735

 

Lahneman, B. 2015. In vino veritas: Understanding sustainability with environmental certified management standards. Organization & Environment, 28, (2), 160-180. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026615578008

Livne-Tarandach, R., Hawbacker, B., Lahneman, B., & Jones, C.  2015. “Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Opportunities for case-based research” for Handbook of Innovative Qualitative Research Methods. Ed., K. Elsbach & R. Kramer. New York: Taylor & Francis. pp. 156-167. 

  

Howard-Grenville, J., Bertels, S.P., & Lahneman, B. 2014. "Sustainability: How it shapes organizational culture and climate" for Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture: An Integrated Perspective on Research and Practice. Ed. B. Schneider & K. M. Barbera. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 257-275.

*Equal contributions by authors; authors listed in alphabetic or randomized order

TEACHING

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

2017-PRESENT

GRADUATE LEVEL

 

BMGT 591-002: Innovation & Technology Strategy

Graduate level, core strategy course for MS Innovation & Management program. It explores how firms achieve competitive advantage in the context of single and multi-business firms using the tools of strategic analysis, focused on application to innovation and technology management in dynamic and entrepreneurial contexts.

 

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

BGEN 499: Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy

Business major capstone course for undergraduate level. It explores how firms achieve competitive advantage in the context of single and multi-business firms using the tools of strategic analysis. 

 

BMGT 475R: Management Research Experience

Business major core course for undergraduate level. Students plan and execute research projects related to management theory and practice, including identifying a research question, developing the approach, and collecting/analyzing/interpreting data. Heavy emphasis on skill development in and application of data visualization techniques using Tableau software.

BMGT 410: Sustainable Business Practices

Business major elective for undergraduate level. Explores sustainability from a business perspective looking at the decision making process both economically and ecologically. Decision making tools will be introduced for use in assimilating and evaluating information considering ecological sustainability, strategic human resource management, organizational change, corporate social responsibility, leadership and community renewal. A unified approach to corporate sustainability is identified and used by students to evaluate the sustainability of various businesses.

BGEN 242D: Introduction to International Business 

Business management course for undergraduate level. In-person and online course delivery. Introduces topics of globalization: differences in political economies, culture, legal systems, and ethical standards; international trade laws; issues in foreign direct investment trade alliances; global economic, financial, marketing, and human resource challenges; and organizational and strategic issues for international business. 

 

BMGT 335: Management & Organization

Business core management course for undergraduate level. In-person & online course delivery. This course reviews contemporary research-based concepts relevant to management and organization including topics such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, organizational design, communication, decision-making, entrepreneurship, diversity, sustainability and ethics. Major emphasis is on the principles and practices of managing as an interpersonal activity. 

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

2011-2017

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

2019-2020

GRADUATE LEVEL

BUS 716: Sustainability

Graduate level, Full-time MBA core course. In-person & online course delivery. This course explores how businesses are realigning or reinventing their organizations toward more sustainable business models. Developments that enable organizations to reduce their firms' negative environmental and social impacts while increasing profits and competitive advantage will be discussed. The course also discusses management systems and initiatives for improving the environmental and social performance of organizations and the business system as a whole. 

 

BUS 720 G100: Special Topics: Thinking in Systems for Managing Change

Graduate level, Part-time MBA core course. In-person & online course delivery. This course explores systems theory and complexity in how organizations navigate interactions with their environments, with particular focus on the natural environment.

 

BUS 561: Alternative Business Models

Graduate level, Graduate Diploma of Business Administration course. Online course delivery. This course examines key challenges and opportunities organizations face when deciding which business model is most appropriate for their value proposition and goals, and how to implement this business model successfully. Topics include understanding definitions and terms about business models and value propositions; the role of leadership in helping organizations manage their own structure, strategy, and goals; and how organizations of different business models can engage collectively to pursue similar goals.

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

BUS 475: Sustainable Operations

Undergraduate level, elective. This course explores how businesses are realigning or reinventing their organizations toward more sustainable business models. Developments that enable organizations to reduce their firms' negative environmental and social impacts while increasing profits and competitive advantage will be discussed. The course also discusses management systems and initiatives for improving the environmental and social performance of organizations and the business system as a whole.

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

 

2010-2017

GRADUATE LEVEL

MGMT 614: Strategic Management

Graduate level, MBA capstone course. Analysis of industries and companies, development of competitive and cooperative strategies, analysis of the special demands of alternative social, technological, and international contexts. 

 

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

BA 453: Business Strategy & Planning

Core capstone course in strategy for senior undergraduate business majors. 

 

MGMT 335: Entrepreneurship: Launching New Ventures                       

Undergraduate upper level elective course. Skills, behaviors, and knowledge necessary for creating and growing new ventures. Evaluating opportunities, developing growth strategies, obtaining venture financing, intellectual property, and building a management team. 

 

MGMT 321: Introduction to Management                                

Fully online course. Undergraduate core course. Online course delivery. Management systems for planning, controlling, organizing, and leading; how they influence human behavior in organizations.

BA 316: Introduction to Management                    

Undergraduate introductory core course. In-person & online course delivery. Management systems for planning, controlling, organizing, and leading; how they influence human behavior in organizations.  

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Montana State University

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