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Suzanne Tilleman

Associate Professor

Department: College of Business

University System: University of Montana - Missoula


Professional Summary:

A native to Montana, Suzanne joined the School of Business in 2010 after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University in New Orleans. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Suzanne spent seven years working in industry and another four years teaching at Montana State University-Northern in her hometown of Havre. Her industry experience includes working for some of the largest players in the natural resources arena: General Electric, Exxon, and Monsanto. Additionally, she played an instrumental role in the creation of the Montana Cooperative Development Center, a state-wide resource for cooperatives.

Suzanne’s research interests and focus include organizational theory, regional business clusters, social movements, sustainable entrepreneurship, and panel data methods. In 2015, Suzanne co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed management journal, Long Range Planning, entitled Creating Economic and Environmental Value Through Industrial Symbiosis. In 2016, this work received the Research Impact Award from the Organizations and Environment Division of the Academy of Management. She and her co-authors also received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 GRONEN (Group of Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment) Research Conference.

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