Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D., is a leading international scholar and consultant on designing high-performing organizations and strategic change. He is currently professor and chair of the Department of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a senior member of the Center for Effective Organizations.
Cummings is the former president of the Western Academy of Management, founding editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry and the 61st president of the Academy of Management, the largest professional association of management scholars in the world.
His pioneering work in socio-technical systems led the way for many current applications of self-managed work teams in companies throughout the United States. For the past 40 years, he has served as senior consultant to numerous Fortune 100 companies in managing strategic change, resulting in new strategic directions and innovative organizations that emphasize self-managed teams, skill-based pay and gainsharing, flat hierarchies, employee empowerment and creative selection methods.
Cummings is widely recognized in both business and academic communities for his many contributions to knowledge about strategic change and high-performing organizations, and has authored more than 70 articles and 22 books including “Self-Designing Organizations: Learning How to Create High Performance” and the 10th edition of “Organization Development and Change.”
Thomas G. Cummings, Ph.D.
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