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Tom Will

Thomas E. Will

Professor of Business Management

Phone: 404.471.5485
Office Location: Campbell 226

Academic Degrees

  • B.A., Duke University
  • M.A., Clemson University
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Will's teaching interests include Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. He has research interests in the areas of constructive-developmental theory and complexity theory. Professor Will’s current research focuses on how organizations can most effectively promote human developmental growth. 

Professional Activities

Professor Will is the founder of Growth at Work, LLC, where he has worked with clients in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, technology, wealth management, public health, and banking sectors. Drawing on constructive-developmental psychology and the adaptive leadership framework, Tom helps managers, senior executives, teams, and organizations make progress on deep challenges.

Recent publications by Professor Will include:

  • Will, Thomas E. 2022.  The Professor's Predicament: How Can I Have My Expertise without it Having Me? Academy of Management Learning and Education, 21(4):669-689.
  • Will, Thomas E. 2016. Flock Leadership Helps Teams Achieve the Firm’s Innovation Goals. London School of Economics Business Review.
  • Will, Thomas E. 2016. Flock Leadership: Understanding and Influencing Emergent Collective Behavior. The Leadership Quarterly, 27: 261-279.
  • Will, Thomas E. 2012. Enlightenment Political Philosophy and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Contextualizing Historical Discourse. Management & Organizational History Journal, 7:285-302.
  • Will, Thomas E. 2012. Multimarket Contact Posture and Nonprice Competition: A Firm Level Test of Forbearance Parameters. Irish Journal of Management, 32:27-52.
  • Will, Thomas E. 2011. A Multilevel Model of Multimarket Contact: Competence Depletion and Punctuated Forbearance Hypotheses. Organization Management Journal, 8:88-104.

Web Links

Professor Will's Website: 

Growth at Work, LLC

Bridge to Business Program

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