Doug Lepisto

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Douglas A. Lepisto (Doug)
Assistant Professor
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3273 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5429
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Department of Management
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429 USA
  • Ph.D., Boston College Carroll School of Management
  • M.A, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College
Research interests: 
  • How individuals and organizations adapt and change

Dr. Douglas Lepisto is an assistant professor of management at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

His research centers on explaining how individuals and organizations effectively adapt and change, particularly in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity. He examines these issues through the lens of purpose, identity and culture. Much of his research is ethnographic or otherwise qualitative in nature. His dissertation—winner of the Grigor McClelland Best Dissertation award and a finalist for the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition—was an ethnography that explored the surprising formation of a higher purpose in an athletic footwear and apparel company undergoing change.

Prior to academia, he worked on strategy as a management consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) and strategic planning with the advertising firm Young and Rubicam.