Mary Tripsas

Mary Tripsas

Mary Tripsas

Professor and Vice Chair
Technology Management

Technology Management


University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Macro Organization Behavior Society


Distinguished Scholar Award, Academy of Management's Technology and Innovation Management Division (TIM, 2022); Undergraduate Teaching Star Award, Boston College Carroll School of Management (2017, 2019); Graduate Teaching Award, Boston College Carroll School of Management (2013)


Tripsas is a leading management scholar whose research and teaching focus on technological innovation and entrepreneurship. She studies how organizations can best adapt to new technologies that disrupt industries and ecosystems, with an emphasis on how the interplay of organizational capabilities, organizational identity, and managerial mental models shape strategic responses to technological shifts. She has studied the evolution of technology and competition in a diverse range of both established and nascent industries including photography/digital imaging, typesetters, air taxis, music synthesizers and publishing.



PhD    MIT Sloan School of Management, Behavioral and Policy Sciences
MBA  Harvard Business School
BS      University of Illinois at Urbana, Computer Science and Accountancy