Clifford E. "Clif" Darden, DBA

Professor of Organizational Theory and Management; Emeritus

GSBM Instruction

Phone: (310) 568-5500

Email:  clifford.darden@pepperdine.edu

Clifford Darden Professor of Organizational Theory and Management

Professor Clifford E. ("Clif") Darden is a tenured, full professor at GSBM, where he has taught executive- and graduate-level courses in organization theory and strategic management since 1984. In 1993, his teaching abilities earned him the honor of being named a Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow.

Dr. Darden is the author of 34 case studies, monographs, and book chapters in organization and management, he is a past president of the Western Casewriters Association. He has served in consulting and executive development capacities for a variety of domestic and international organizations.

Active in the international management education arena, some of the areas in which he has served include as a visiting professor in the Doctor of Management in Organization Development Program at Assumption University of Thailand (2006 and 2007); as a visiting professor in the Executive MBA Program at Wuhan University, People's Republic of China (2004 and 2005); as an invited lecturer in case research and development at The National Institute of Public Administration - Malaysia (2001, 2002, and 2003); and as the visiting professor in Organization and Management and in Case Research at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia, in English) back in the Summer of 2001.

Professor Dr. Darden earned his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, at the University of Southern California, where he was a University Scholar, the recipient of the Hamilton Award (as "Outstanding Graduate in Business"), and inductee into Life Membership in the national business honor society, Beta Gramma Sigma. He obtained the MBA and D.B.A. degrees from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellow during his MBA studies, and a Whitney M. Young and W. E. B. DuBois Fellow as a doctoral student. From 1995 through 2000, Professor Darden served a six-year term as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers Visiting Committee for the Graduate School of Business, an appointed body that advises the senior governing board, the President and Fellows of Harvard College, on matters concerning the strategic initiatives and operational status of the Harvard Business School.

Harvard University

The Doctor of Business Administration
Special Field: Organization Behavior/Organization Theory
Graduate School of Business Administration , 1982

Harvard University

The Master of Business Administration
Concentration: General Management
Graduate School of Business Administration, 1969

The University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science
Major: Business Administration

Education

Harvard University

The Doctor of Business Administration
Special Field: Organization Behavior/Organization Theory
Graduate School of Business Administration , 1982

Harvard University

The Master of Business Administration
Concentration: General Management
Graduate School of Business Administration, 1969

The University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science
Major: Business Administration

Teaching Experience

1984 - 2007 Pepperdine University School of Business and Management Los Angeles, California
Professor of Organization & Management (1995 – 2007)
Associate Professor of Organization & Management (1984-1995)

1983 - 1984 Atlanta University Graduate School of Business Atlanta, Georgia
Associate Professor of Business Administration (1983-1984)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration (1981-1983)

1974 - 1977 Tuskegee University School of Applied Sciences Tuskegee, Alabama
Lecturer in Management

Short-Term Faculty Appointments

April 2007 & December 2006 Assumption University of Thailand, Graduate School of Business
The Doctor of Management in Organization Development Program
Bangkok, THAILAND
Visiting Professor in Organization and Management

April 2007 Assumption University of Thailand, Faculty of Communication Arts
Bangkok (Pattaya), THAILAND
Developer and Facilitator of Workshop in Case Research, Writing, and Teaching

April 2004 & April 2005 Wuhan University - Executive M. B. A. Program
Wuhan, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Lecturer - Organizational Analysis, Design, and Change

August 2001, August 2002 & October 2003 International Case Development Workshop National Institute of Public Administration Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA Guest Lecturer in Case Research

May 2001 - August 2001 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Business Management, Bangi, MALAYSIA
Visiting Professor in Organization and Management & Case Research

June 2000 - August 2000 Assumption University of Thailand, Graduate School of Business Bangkok, THAILAND
Visiting Professor in Case Research

June 1987 Stonier Graduate School of Banking, American Bankers Association Washington, D.C.
Lecturer in Organizational Culture and Change (in Mid-Level Executives Curriculum)

June 1969 - December 1969 Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration Boston, Massachusetts
Research Assistant (Course Head: Professor Paul R. Lawrence)

June - August 1968 Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration Boston, Massachusetts
Assistant in Research (Supervisor: Professor George Cabot Lodge)

Business and Professional Experience

Management Consulting and Training Experience:
2001 - 2006 United States Postal Service - Pacific Area, San Diego, California
Designer/Instructor - Leadership Development Program (Area Executives and Managers)

1993 - 1998 Southern California Edison Company, Rosemead, California
Member, Faculty Team - Leadership Development Program (High-Potential Managers)

1986 - 1990 1-Day Paint & Body Centers, Inc., Torrance, California
Member, Faculty Team - Management Development Program (Operations Managers) Consultant: Organizational Analysis & Team Building (1986-87)

June - July 1984 The Eastern & Southern African Management Institute, Arusha, Tanzania
Consultant: Case Research Project (U.S.A.I.D. contract)

March 1982 Nigerian Economic Services, Ltd., Benin City, Nigeria
Member, Faculty Team - Advanced Marketing Program

November 1981 Nigerian Economic Services, Ltd., Benin City, Nigeria
Member, Faculty Team - Executive Development Program

June - August 1977 U. S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
Consultant: Project Management (Plans and Programs Office)

June - August 1976 American Telephone & Telegraph, Long Lines Department, New York, New York
Consultant: Organizational Analysis (Sales Planning Office)

Other Business and Professional Experience

1973 - 1974 Associate, PACT Consultants, San Francisco, California

1971 - 1972 Assistant to the General Manager, National Development Corporation, Dar es Salaam

1970 - 1971 Deputy Director, Small Business Development Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Membership in Professional and honor societies

2001 - present: Case Writers Association of Malaysia

2001 - present: Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia 1984 - present: Academy of Management

1985 - present: Western Academy of Management

1987 - 2001: American Society for Training & Development 1991 - present: North American Case Research Association 1991 - present: Western Casewriters Association

1985 - present: Harvard Business School Association of Southern California 1988 - 2002: Advisory Board - Annual Editions in Business Ethics, Dushkin

Publishing

1992 - 1993: Case Review Panel, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice Journal 1969 - present: Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society (life membership) 1968 - 1969: The Century Club (honor society), Harvard Business School

Honors and Special Recognitions

Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award, Pepperdine University, September 1993

Honorable Mention Award in "Best Case Study" Competition, Southwest Case Research Association, March 1992

W. E. B. DuBois Predoctoral Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, September 1980 - June 1981

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Predoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Business School, September 1979 - June 1980

Outstanding Teaching Award, Tuskegee University, May 1977

Dwight D. Eisenhower Fellowship, Harvard Business School, September 1967 – June 1969

The Hamilton Award (Outstanding Graduate in Business), The University of Southern California, June 1967

Scholarly Activities

Published Cases with Instructional Notes (Last 15 Years Only):

"Maxim Systems, Inc.," The Journal of Applied Case Research (in print). [Also in The 1992 Proceedings of the Western Casewriters Association.]

"The ZX Software Development Group," in P. F. Buller and R. S. Schuler (authors), Managing Organizations and People, (Cincinnati: South-Western), 2000.

"American Health Concepts, Inc.," The Journal of Applied Case Research, Vol.1, No. 1, 1997, pp. 73-86.

"Qwik Paint Centers, Inc. (B)," in Thomas Cummings and Christopher Worley (authors), Organization Development and Change, (San Francisco: West Publishing), 1997.

"Qwik Paint Centers, Inc. (A)," in Wright, Pringle, and Kroll (authors), Strategic Management: Text and Cases, (New York: Allyn and Bacon), 2nd edition, 1993

"Amalgamated Financial Group, Inc.," in The 1993Proceedings of the Western Case- writers Association.

Books and Monographs

"An On-Site Assessment of the Nigerian Management Development Market," 1982. [Presented to the Dean, Atlanta University Graduate School of Business.]

Professional Presentations

"Leading Effective Case Discussions: A Practicum." Presented at International Case Development Program (2002), Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara (National Institute of Public Administration), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"Case Publishing: Standards, Outlets, and Processes." Presented at Annual Meeting of the Case Writers Association of Malaysia (2001), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"Is Case Research Really Research?" Presented at Faculty Case Development Workshop (2001), National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

"A Word about Case Research." Presented at Faculty Symposium (2000) of Fakulti Pen- gurusan Perniagaan, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

"Strategies in Case Research and Writing." Presented at Faculty Symposium (2000) of the Graduate School of Business, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.

"Corporate Universities: Strategic Allies or Strategic Threats?" Presented at the Sixth (1999) International Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Milan, Italy.

"Incubating Change Agents in the Utility Industry." Presented at the Fifth (1997) Interna- tional Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

"Approaches to Diversity in Management Education." Presented at the Fourth (1997) International Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Hong Kong.

"Strategic Partnering: Corporations and Universities." Presented at International Confer- ence of the Western Academy of Management (1996), Guadalajara, Mexico.

"The Future of Work and Organizations in the 21st Century." Presented at 1995 manage- ment seminar for Pioneer Electronic Services Corporation, Carson, California.

"Developing Cases From Consulting: Possibilities and Pitfalls." Presented at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Western Casewriters Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"The ZX Software Development Group: Santa Cruz Site," Presented at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the North American Case Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Amalgamated Financial Group, Inc.," Presented at 1993 Annual Meeting of the West- ern Casewriters Association, San Jose, California.

"Teaching by the Case Method," Presented at the Practicum on Pedagogical Techniques at the 1993 Annual Faculty Conference of Pepperdine University, Los Angeles.

"American Health Concepts, Inc.," Presented at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the North American Case Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Maxim Systems, Inc.," Presented at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the Western Casewriters Association, Spokane, Washington.

"Qwik Paint, Inc. (B)," Presented at the 1991 Annual Meeting of the North American Case Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Qwik Paint, Inc. (A)," Presented at the 1991 Annual Meeting of the Western Case- writers Association, Santa Barbara, California.

Course Development

"Organizational Analysis": Elective course in B. Sc. in Management curriculum, 2002.

"Managing Diversity": Required course in the B. Sc. in Management curriculum, 1997.

Professional Activities

Meetings and Conferences

1994 - 2000: Member, The Board of Overseers' Committee to Visit the Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University

1990 - 1995: Participant, Annual Meetings of Academy of Management

1990 - 1997: Participant, Annual Meetings of the Western Academy of Management Session Chair (1990); Reviewer (1990, 1991, & 1992)

April 1997: Convener, Faculty Colloquium at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, with Professor Alvin Ng of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) as the invited presenter

May 1996: Participant, Faculty Study Abroad Program, The University of Antwerp

1991 - 1997: Participant, Meetings of the North American Case Research Association
Board of Directors (1994 - 98)
Track Chair (1994 & 1996)
Reviewer (1992 -1996)
Discussant (1992 - 1995)

1991 - 1994: Participant, Annual Meetings of the Western Casewriters Association
President (1993 - 94)
President-Elect & Program Chair (1992 - 93) Session Chair, Reviewer, and Discussant (1991 - 94)

Institutional and Community Service

(Selective) Institutional Service -- Pepperdine University:

1994 - present: BSM Program Committee (Chairman)

1997 - 1998: Search Committee for Associate Deans (John Nicks, chair)

1997 - 1999: Administrative Restructuring Task Force (Ann Feyerherm, chair) 1996 - 2000: GSBM Personnel Committee

1996 - 1999: AACSB Task Force (Chris Worley, chair) 1995 - 1996: GSBM Faculty Council

1993 - 1994: Professional MBA Program Committee 1992 - 1994: SBM Academic Council

1988 - 1995: SBM Faculty Organization: Vice President (1993-95)

Executive Committee (1988-95) 1986 – 1994 Admissions Committee, Professional MBA Program

1988 - 1993: Executive MBA Program Committee 1984 - 1986: BSM Program Committee

1984 - 1985: P/KE Program Task Force

(Selective) Institutional Service -- Atlanta University:

1982 - 1984: Acting Chairman, Executive Programs for Nigerian Parastatals 1982 - 1984: Chairman, Committee on Academic Standards and Performance

Community Service

1989 - present: Parishioner, St. John's Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, California

Member, The Vestry (The Parish Governing Board), 1999-2000

Board of Directors, Carter House for the Homeless, 1994-95

Member, Financial Audit Committee of the Vestry, 1991-92

1987 - 1990: Advisor, The Management Institute, 1-Day Paint & Body Centers, Inc., Torrance, California

1968 - 1969: Director, Business Assistance Program, Harvard Business School