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Lynn Perry Wooten

Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Excellence

Clinical Professor of Strategy and Management & Organizations




Ross School of Business

701 Tappan Street

Room R4330

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234


Phone: 734.763.0486

Fax:    734.764.2557

email:  lpwooten@umich.edu


Curriculum Vitae


Research Areas of Interest:

  • Crisis Leadership

  • Positive Organizing Routines

  • Public Healthcare Leadership and Healthcare Disparities

  • Strategic Management Processes of Professional Service Firms, Health Care Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations and Knowledge Service Enterprises

  • Strategic Human Resource Management, Workforce Diversity and Competitive Advantage

Management & Organizations Department


Strategy Department


Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship


BBA Program


Lynn Perry Wooten joined University of Michigan Business School faculty in 1998 and earned her Ph.D. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at Ross, she was an assistant professor at the University of Florida.  She teaches organizational behavior, nonprofit management and strategic consulting courses.

Lynn's current research focuses on how changes in workforce demographics and the knowledge economy influence the implementation of strategic human resource management practices. In particular, she examines how these human resource management practices affect the performance of organizations and employee-related outcomes. Professor Wooten has three streams of research examining these issues: (1) how positive organizing routines influence human resource management capabilities, innovation, customer service, and financial performance; (2) how firms respond, are resilient, and learn from crisis situations; and (3) why organizations invest in certain human resource management policies, such as women-friendly practices, diversity management and work/life programs, and how these programs influence the firm's capability to recruit, develop, leverage and retain human capital. Her research has been highlighted in outlets such as, National Public Radio, Crain’s Detroit, DiversityInc, Organizational Excellence, and Human Factor.


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