Thomas C. Lawton

Visiting Professor of Business Administration


Thomas Lawton is Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is also Professor of Strategy and International Management and Director of the Center for International Management Practice at the Open University Business School in the UK and Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business at EMLYON Business School in China and France. Born in Ireland and based in London, he is married to Katalin and they have a daughter, Méabh Alyona.


Aligning for Advantage: Competitive Strategies for the Political and Social Arenas  //

Professor Lawton explains that to build and sustain business success, companies must synchronize competitive strategies with extant strategies for social engagement and political and regulatory activism. Learn more

Read Thomas Lawton's Blog in US News & World Report   //

Professor Lawton comments on strategic issues in the news.

Breakout Strategy  //

Breakout Strategy, by Sydney Finkelstein, Charles Harvey and Thomas Lawton, offers a clear, actionable, set of ideas that give managers all the tools they need to move toward the sweet spots that exist in every industry. Read more






  • PhD, European University Institute, 1995
  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1991
  • BA, University College Cork, 1990