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Corey Phelps

Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair, Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma
Author | Keynote Speaker | Advisor

Corey Phelps is the Fred E. Brown Chair of Business and Dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. As a business school academic, Professor Phelps has lived and worked in the U.S., France and Canada, and has taught or consulted in more than 30 countries around the world. Prior to joining OU, Professor Phelps served as Associate Dean of Executive Programs and Education, Professor of Strategy and Organization, and Marcel Desautels Faculty Fellow at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. As Associate Dean, he was a member of the faculty’s executive and academic committees, oversaw three executive masters’ programs and the McGill Executive Institute, and led the development and implementation of the faculty’s five-year strategic plan.

Before McGill, Professor Phelps was a member of the Strategy and Business Policy faculty at HEC Paris, where he directed large bespoke executive programs. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization and Dempsey Faculty Fellow at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Professor Phelps received his Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University and MBA and BA degrees from San Diego State University.

Professor Phelps’s research, which has been published in leading management journals, intersects strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, and has been cited over 8,000 times according to Google Scholar. His book, Cracked It! How to Solve Big Problems and Sell Solutions Like Top Strategy Consultants (co-authored with Bernard Garrette and Olivier Sibony), was published in 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan and has garnered considerable media attention. He has received multiple research awards and research grants and is a member of the editorial boards of four leading academic journals.

Professor Phelps is the past Chair of the Academy of Management Technology and Innovation Management Division and the Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. In 2011, he initiated and co-founded the European Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI) Doctoral Consortium and continues to serve on its executive committee.

Professor Phelps has delivered keynote presentations, executive training programs and consulting engagements to more than 75 organizations in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. He has designed and directed numerous executive development programs, including the HEC Paris-Atos GOLD Talent Development Program, which received the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award for best custom talent development program. In recognition of his teaching excellence, he received the Pierre Vernimmen BNP Paribas Award at HEC Paris and undergraduate and MBA professor of the year awards at the University of Washington. 

Cory Phelps