Alva Taylor

Associate Professor; Faculty Director, Center for Digital Strategies


Professor Taylor is Faculty Director of the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies. The Center is Tuck's flagship for thought leadership, corporate interaction, and student involvement on how changes in digital technology impact business strategy.

His research focuses on the innovation process, entrepreneurship, technological change, and strategic decision making in fast-changing environments. Some of Prof. Taylor's recent work has been on the challenge of managing creative groups for sustained innovation and entrepreneurship; and how organizational learning takes place in information rich environments.

He teaches courses on strategy in fast-changing environments, managing innovation, and managing change in both the Tuck MBA and Executive Education programs. Prof. Taylor has also designed and is program director of the Digital Excellence for Minority Entrepreneurs Executive Education Program in partnership with Google.

Prior to academia, Prof. Taylor was a senior manager in the consulting division of KPMG, running a practice focusing on business strategy, information technology, and growing companies to scale.


Alva Taylor, Faculty Director of Center for Digital Strategies //

The CDS is dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of management in the digital, networked economy. The CDS fulfills its mission through scholarly research, dialog with executives, and curriculum innovation. Visit website

Digital Excellence Program for Minority Entrepreneurs with Google //

Presented by Tuck Executive Education and Google, the program delivers the tools for businesses of all sizes and backgrounds to thrive in the digital landscape. Watch video

In the News //

MBA Careers: Business Seeks Tech-Savvy Leaders For Digital Transformation
Alva Taylor says traditional enterprises face the hurdle of reforming established philosophies and cultures when trying to implement and pivot with technology. Read more




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  • Ph.D.,, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University,
  • MBA, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University,
  • M.S., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University,
  • B.S., Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University,