About Sydney


  • Columbia University, Ph.D., Management of Organization, 1988
  • London School of Economics, M.Sc., Industrial Relations, 1981
  • Concordia University, B.Commerce with Distinction, 1980

Academic Positions

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

  • Steven Roth Professor of Management 2002–present
  • Director, Tuck Executive Program 2001–present
  • Faculty Director, Tuck Center for Leadership 2014–present
  • Associate Dean for Executive Education 2012-2015
  • Chair, Strategy Group 2001-2004; 2010-2012
  • Professor of Strategy and Leadership 1998-2002
  • Associate Professor (tenured) 1996-1998
  • Associate Professor 1994-1996

University of Southern California

  • Assistant Professor 1988-1993

Concordia University

  • Lecturer 1981-1983


  • On Thinkers 50 list of top management experts in the world, 2013.
  • Finalists for the Academy of Management Terry Book Award, 2010 (“Strategic Leadership,” and “Think Again.”)
  • Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence (for having been selected as one of the 50 best articles published in 2009 (out of 15,000) in management) for “Inappropriate Attachments.”
  • Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management in 2007.
  • Article included in Special issue: Classic Articles from AME, which “reprises and celebrates the most enduring articles from its past as chosen by the editors.” Academy of Management Executive, 2005.
  • Finalist for the Academy of Management Executive Best Article of the Year, 2004.
  • Honorable Mention for the McKinsey & Co. SMS Best Conference Paper Prize, 2002.
  • Finalist for the Academy of Management’s George R. Terry Award, 1998
  • Academy of Management Executive Best Article of the Year, 1997
  • Selected as one of the “Best Papers,” SMS Annual Conference, 1997.
  • Citations of Excellence, ANBAR Management Intelligence, for "Interindustry Merger Patterns" (1998) and “Leveraging Intellect" (1997).
  • Ascendant Scholar, Western Academy of Management, 1993.
  • The Leadership Research Fund, The Leadership Institute, USC, 1993.
  • Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, USC, 1991-1992.
  • Cenafoni Award for Best Research Proposal in Entrepreneurship, 1991.
  • A.T. Kearney Award Finalist, 1988.
  • Irwin Foundation Fellowship, 1986-1987.

Board Memberships

  • Assembly of Overseers, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital
  • Board of Overseers, Dartmouth College Hillel

Editorial Review Boards

  • Administrative Science Quarterly (1996-2008)
  • Strategic Organization (2001–2009)
  • Journal of Business Strategy (2003–present)
  • Journal of Strategy and Management (2008–present)
  • Strategic Management Journal (1994 - 2007)
  • Academy of Management Journal (1991-1996)
  • Journal of Management (1989-1999; Consulting Editor 1995-1999)
  • Organization Science (1995 - 2002)

Service to the Profession

  • Research Committee of BPS Division of Academy of Management (1991-1993)
  • Reviewer for Dissertation Competition for BPS Division (various years)
  • Task force on "Innovating the BPS Program" in the BPS Division (1994-1995)
  • Executive Committee of BPS Division (1995-1997)
  • Member of Blue Ribbon Panel on Leadership in Management Education for the 21st Century, Academy of Management (1997-1998)
  • Faculty Participant, and Faculty Leader, in the BPS Junior Faculty Workshop (various years)
  • Member of Review Panel for the Strategic Management Society Conference (various times)
  • Moderator of Panel on Executive Compensation for the Academy of Management (2004)
  • Ad Hoc reviewer for Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive
  • Reviewer for BPS and OMT Division