Michael J. Lenox

Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer
Darden School of Business
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Professor Lenox was appointed to the Tayloe Murphy Professorship in Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, where he teaches the core MBA strategy course. He also serves as the senior associate dean and chief strategy officer. From 2008 to 2016, he served as associate dean of innovation programs and academic director of Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He helped found and served as the inaugural president of the multiple-university Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability.

Professor Lenox's research has appeared in over 25 refereed academic publications and has been cited in a number of media outlets including The New York Times, the Financial Times and The Economist. In 2009, he was recognized as a Faculty Pioneer by the Aspen Institute and as the top strategy professor under 40 by the Strategic Management Society. In 2011, he was named one of the top 40 business professors under 40 by Poets & Quants. Professor Lenox's primary expertise is in the domain of technology strategy and policy. He is broadly interested in the role of innovation and entrepreneurship for economic growth and firm competitive success. In particular, he explores the business strategy and public policy drivers of the direction of innovative activity. Professor Lenox also has a long-standing interest in the interface between business strategy and public policy as it relates to the natural environment. Recent work explores firm strategies and non-traditional public policies that have the potential to drive "green" innovation and entrepreneurship.

He received his Ph.D. in technology management and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and the degrees of bachelor and master of science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.

With Darden faculty colleagues, Professor Lenox developed and serves as instructor of the new PhD Plus Business in Society skills series. 

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