Clifford Darden, DBA, MBA
Professor of Organizational Theory and Management, Emeritus
Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration - D.B.A., 1982
Special Field: Organization Behavior/Organization Theory
Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration - M.B.A., 1969
Concentration: General Management
The University of Southern California - B.S., 1967
Major: Business Administration
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
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,
Visiting Professor in Organization and Management & Case Research
June 2000 - August 2000 Assumption University of Thailand, Graduate School of Business
Visiting Professor in Case Research
June 1987 Stonier Graduate School of Banking, American Bankers Association Washington,
Lecturer in Organizational Culture and Change (in Mid-Level Executives Curriculum)
June 1969 - December 1969 Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration
Research Assistant (Course Head: Professor Paul R. Lawrence)
June - August 1968 Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration Boston,
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,
Consultant: Project Management (Plans and Programs Office)
June - August 1976 American Telephone & Telegraph, Long Lines Department, 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
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
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.]
"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.
"Organizational Analysis": Elective course in B. Sc. in Management curriculum, 2002.
"Managing Diversity": Required course in the B. Sc. in Management curriculum, 1997.
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
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