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 at the Open University Business School in the UK. Born in Ireland and based in London, he is married to Katalin and they have a daughter, Méabh Alyona.


Uganda neighborhood

How to Succeed in Frontier Markets
Professor Lawton examines non-market strategies in the Ugandan electricity sector.


The Routledge Companion to Non-Market Strategy  //

Professor Lawton delivers a comprehensive and leading edge overview of scholarship in the area of non-market strategy. Read more

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

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. Learn more

Government Links Complicate Malaysia Airlines' Crisis Response  //

Professor Lawton says the airline's communicaion strategy should be grounded. Read the article






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