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Paul A. Tiffany

Senior Lecturer (Continuing)
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MBA, Harvard University
BA, Loyola University

Positions Held

At Haas since 1994
1994 – present, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
2004 – present, Visiting Professor, University of Geneva International Organizations MBA Program, Geneva, Switzerland
2002 – present, Visiting Professor, SASIN Graduate Institute of Business, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2001 – present, Visiting Professor, AVT School of Business, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 – 2008, Visiting Professor, NIDA (National Institute of Development Administration), Bangkok, Thailand
2004 – 2007, Visiting Professor, CEIBS Executive MBA program (China-Europe International Business School), Shanghai, China
1983 – 1990, Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
1981 – 1983, Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
1977 – 1980, Adjunct Professor of Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco

External Service and Assignments

  • Assistant to the President, Western Mortgage Corporation (subsidiary of Unionamerica, Inc.)
  • Management Consultant, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.
  • Management Consultant, MacDonald & Co.
  • Senior Administrative Analyst, County of Los Angeles

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Business Plans for Dummies, with Steven Peterson. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Son, 2005.
  • Business Plans for Dummies, with Steven Peterson), San Francisco: IDG Books, 1997
  • “The American Steel Industry,” in Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1994.
  • “Corporate Culture and Corporate Change: The Origins of Industrial Research at the United States Steel Corporation, 1901-1929,” in Pioneers of Industrial Research, edited by David Hounshell. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
  • “The Rise of Japanese Lobbying in America.” Chief Executive 59 (January/February 1990): 62-66.
  • The Decline of American Steel, How Management, Labor and Government Went Wrong. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. (Translated into Japanese, 1989, as Kyodai sangyo to tatakau shidosha, america tekkogyo no kubo.)
  • “Opportunity Denied: The Abortive Attempt to Internalize the American Steel Industry, 1903-1929.” Business and Economic History 16, second series (1987): 229-247.


  • Competitive and Corporate Strategy, MBA 299E
  • Strategy in a Global Context, XMBA 217
  • Global Strategy, MBA 299B

Honors and Awards

  • Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program, 2003, 2004
  • Outstanding Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley Extension Program, 2002
  • Finalist, Booze Allen/Financial Times best business book of year award, 1998 (for Business Plans for Dummies)
  • University of Pennsylvania Lindback Award, 1990
  • Nominee, Academy of Management George R Terry Award for outstanding book on management, 1989

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