■ Adjunct Faculty ■
Brad Killaly
Adjunct Professor
Sidney E. Harris, Adjunct Professor
Education
Ph.D., Corporate Strategy and International Business, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
M.A., Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
M.A., International Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science-Commonwealth Scholar


bkillal@emory.edu
Extended Bio
 

Specializations

Strategy and organization theory, with specific interests in theories of firm change and its impact on performance.

Professional Biography

Brad Killaly is Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. He is also an Associate Fellow, Strategy and Leadership, at the Said Business School, Oxford University. Prior to joining GBS in 2008 he was Assistant Professor, Strategy at the Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.

Brad has designed and delivered a range of graduate courses (EMBA, EVMBA, MBA) in corporate strategy, strategic thinking and decision-making, statistics & research methods (doctoral level), leadership, and ethics at the University of Michigan, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Queen’s University at Kingston, Oxford University, Claremont Graduate University (Drucker School) and Emory University. He has received over 10 teaching awards, including a University wide award for teaching excellence from the University of Michigan and University of California, Irvine. He has also designed and delivered executive seminars and educational programs for a number of privately held and Fortune 500 firms in the advanced electronics, health care delivery, pharmaceutical, medical diagnostic, software and heavy manufacturing industries.

Brad’s research is in the fields of strategy and organization theory, with specific interests in theories of firm change and its impact on performance. His research foci are the evaluation of the effect of competition on market entry strategies & performance, and measuring the value of experience in the success of corporate acquisitions and the management of multi-unit enterprises. In carrying out his research he has studied a range of industrial settings including the delivery of hospice care in the United States, expansion of international telecommunications firms, and growth and failure of firms over the 300 year history of the United States beer brewing industry. His research is published in such journals as Industrial and Corporate Change and Organization Science.

In addition to his academic experience he has worked in a number of managerial capacities for a global bank (that remains very healthy and alive). He finance experience spans assignments in corporate client management, corporate finance, electronic business banking. He also held the position of manager of strategic analysis for the commercial and multinational banking division. More recently he provides guidance to a few key corporate clients on matters of strategy design, implementation and leadership.

Research Topics

Effect of competition on market entry strategies & performance, measuring the value of experience in the success of corporate acquisitions, and the management of multi-unit enterprises.

Current and Recent Teaching and Faculty Positions

  • Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization and Management at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. 
  • Associate Fellow, Strategy and Leadership, at the Said Business School, Oxford University. 
  • Assistant Professor (2008), Strategy at the Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.

Courses

Improving Strategic Decision Making

 

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