Elizabeth Altman

Elizabeth J. Altman is a management professor at the Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Altman teaches strategy and organizational theory in MBA and doctoral programs, and conducts research related to managing innovation, platform businesses and innovation ecosystems, leadership in the digital economy, and organizational change.

Before returning to academia, Altman spent 19 years in industry, most recently as a vice president at Motorola. She served in worldwide executive and leadership roles in industrial design, product development engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and strategy. Altman consults for multi-national clients on strategy and has served on corporate and non-profit boards of directors. Altman holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Science in Management both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University where she has served on the Board of Trustees. Altman was named one of Boston Magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Boston,” and one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” top business and community leaders.

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Dr. Elizabeth Altman
Assistant Professor
Manning School of Business
Pulichino Tong Business Center, 356
UMass Lowell
Lowell, MA 01854