Nelson Phillips

Nelson Phillips

Nelson Phillips

Professor and Vice Chair
Technology Management

Technology Management


University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Academy of Management (AOM)


Elected Fellow, Academy of Management (AOM); George R. Terry Book Award, AOM; Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award, Organization and Management Theory Division of AOM; Best Paper Award, European Group for Organization Studies; SO! What Best Paper Award, Strategic Organization; Best Paper Award, Journal of Management Studies


An organization theorist, Phillips' research generally focuses on how humans organize and particularly how people and technology come together in organizations. He also has an interest in entrepreneurship, where he applies ideas from organization theory to how new ventures are founded and how they grow. More recently, Phillips has been researching how new technology ventures scale rapidly. This is an important area, but there is a lot of hype and misinformation surrounding this process. 


PhD  Organizational Analysis, University of Alberta
MBA University of Calgary
BS  Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary