Lynn Wooten

Lynn Wooten

  • Clinical Professor of Strategy, Management & Organizations
Education
  • PhD University of Michigan 1995
  • MBA Duke University 1990
  • BS North Carolina A&T State University 1988

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-0486
Fax
(734) 764-2557
Email
Research

Lynn Perry Wooten is Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Excellence and Clinical Professor of Strategy, Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In her role as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the Ross School of Business, she is responsible for developing and implementing transformational educational experiences for Ross undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom through curricular initiatives, academic advising, student life activities, and leadership development. Prior to this role, she was the Co-Director of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the Ross School of Business.

Lynn’s current research bridges theory and practice and focuses on positive organizing routines, diversity management practices, and crisis leadership, and her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, American Behavioral Scientist, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Dynamics. She has also written a book on crisis leadership, Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, Society of Human Resource Management, and Ford Foundation. Through her applied research projects, she has worked with many organizations including Whirlpool, Google, General Motors, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Executive Leadership Institute, Trinity Health, Michigan Department of State, and General Dynamics. Also, Lynn is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Council of Michigan Foundations.

 

Lynn is an alumna of the University of Michigan (PhD). She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina A&T State University and her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Lynn Wooten is an active member in a number of national volunteer leadership organizations, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Jack & Jill of America, Ann Arbor Junior League and The Links Inc.

Executive Leadership
Professor Lynn Perry Wooten joined Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan faculty in 1998 and earned her Ph.D. from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, she was an assistant professor at the University of Florida. She teaches corporate strategy, knowledge management organizational behavior and consulting courses. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Professor Wooten completed her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University with a concentration in accounting information systems and strategic management.

Professor Wooten's research studies how organizations utilize human resource management policies to attain a competitive advantage. Her research projects focus on sources of competitive advantages in organizations and how firms strategically adapt to changes in their labor markets. In addition, she studies strategic-consequences of employee-centered crises and the effectiveness of diversity-management programs in organizations. Her research on the effectiveness of workforce diversity initiatives incorporates a broad perspective to include work-life balance programs, gender and race issues, generational clashes at work and disabled employees. The industrial context for her research projects includes retailing, health services, and knowledge-intensive firms. Professor Wooten's research on executive development and diversity has won awards from the Academy of Management and the McKinsey consulting firm. Her research has been featured in newspapers, industry trade journals and radio shows. She recently received grants from Executive Leadership Council and the National Institute of Health to study diversity and strategic human resource management issues.

In addition to her teaching and research responsibilities at the Michigan Business School, Professor Wooten served on the Work/Life Executive Board of the American Institute Certified Public Accounting. She consults with non-profits organizations, hospitals and professional service firms.  Lynn Wooten is an active member in a number of national volunteer leadership organizations, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Jack & Jill of America, Ann Arbor Junior League and The Links Inc.

Her husband Professor David Wooten is a faculty member in the marketing department at Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  They have two children.

Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building and Inclusion

Authors
Laura Morgan Roberts, Lynn Perry Wooten & Martin Davidson
Published Date
10/2015

Source

Publisher Routledge/Taylor & Francis
1848725760

Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis

Authors
Lynn Wooten, Erika James
Published Date
2010

Source

Routledge Academic Press

Diversity Management as a Generative Strategic Process: When the Business Case Meets Positive Organizational Scholarship

Authors
Lynn Perry Wooten, Kelle Parsons, Robby Griswold, and Skot Welch
Published Date
10/2015

Source

Routledge
Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity-Building and Inclusion
Laura Morgan Roberts, Lynn Perry Wooten & Martin Davidson

Create Opportunity from Crisis

Authors
Lynn Perry Wooten and Erika Hayes James
Published Date
2014

Source

Berret-Koehler
Pages: 
147-157
How to be a Positive Leader: Insights for Leading Thinkers on Positive Organizations
Jane Dutton and Gretchen Spreitzer

Generative Change in Health Care Organizations: From inertia to action in reducing patient disparities

Authors
Lynn Wooten, Valeria Myers
Published Date
2012

Source

Routledge Academic Press
Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation
Karen Golden-Biddle, Jane Dutton

Orientations of Positive Leadership in Times of Crisis

Authors
Lynn Wooten, Erika James
Published Date
2011

Source

Oxford University Press
Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship
Kim Cameron, Gretchen Spreitzer

Positive Strategy: Creating Strengths-based Strategy that SOAR

Authors
Lynn Wooten, J. Stavros
Published Date
2011

Source

Oxford University Press
Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship
Kim Cameron, Gretchen Spreitzer

The7C approach to conceptualizing administration: Executive leadership in the 21st century

Authors
John Tropman and Lynn Wooten
Published Date
2013

Source

Administration in Social Work
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
325-328
Authors
Joy Oguntebi, Maria Shcherbakova & Lynn Wooten
Published Date
2012

Source

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovation Education
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
473-493

Crisis Leadership: Why it Matters

Authors
Lynn Wooten, Erika James
Published Date
2011

Source

European Financial Review
Volume: 
12
Pages: 
60-64

Organization Trust and Crisis: What does it constitute?

Authors
Lynn Wooten, Erika James
Published Date
2011

Source

Effective Executive
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
10-15

Building a Company the Steve Jobs Way: A Positive Deviance Approach to Strategy

Authors
Lynn Wooten
Published Date
2010

Source

Effective Executive
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
10-15

Building the Bridge for Diversity and Inclusion

Authors
Lynn Wooten, V.. Rosenberg, M. McDonald, K. Burton
Published Date
2010

Source

Foundation Review
Volume: 
2
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
100-115

Executive Leadership: A7 C Approach

Authors
Lynn Wooten, J. Tropman
Published Date
2010

Source

Problems and Perspectives in Management
Volume: 
8
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
47-57

The Transformational Power of a Mission-Driven Strategy: Extraordinary Diversity Management Practices and Quality of Care

Authors
Lynn Wooten, Myers
Published Date
2009

Source

Organizational Dynamics
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
297-304

The Transformational Power of a Mission-Driven Strategy: Extraordinary Diversity Management Practices and Quality of Care

Authors
Lynn Wooten, Valerie Myers
Published Date
2009

Source

Organizational Dynamics
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
297-304

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