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Elizabeth Boyle

Elizabeth Boyle

Joined Stern 2011

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-59
New York, NY 10012


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Elizabeth Boyle joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Deputy Chair of the Management and Organizations Department in September 2012, after having been a Visiting Professor during the 2011-12 academic year. She teaches courses on leadership, corporate entrepreneurship, strategy and negotiation.

Professor Boyle's research is primarily focused on competitive decision-making and industry emergence. Her work has been published in top academic journals in the field of management, including the Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. She co-authored a book titled, Organizational Dynamics of Creative Destruction: Entrepreneurship and the emergence of industries.

Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Boyle was an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Policy at the National University of Singapore. Before completing her doctoral degree, she worked in branch management and strategic planning at J. P. Morgan Chase, as well as in advertising at Young & Rubicam. Professor Boyle has also conducted seminars on decision making for Bridgestone and innovation for Sime Darby.

Professor Boyle received a B.A. in Political Science from the Catholic University of America and an M.B.A. in Finance and Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from NYU Stern.

Research Interests

  • Competitive Decision Making
  • Action Bias
  • Industry Emergence
  • Perceptions of Randomness

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Topics in Negotiation
  • Conflict, Collaboration, and Negotiation
  • Design Thinking for Managers
  • International Studies Program
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managing Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Strategy II

Academic Background

PhD, Management and Organizational Behavior, 2004
NYU Stern School of Business

MBA, Finance, 1989
NYU Stern School of Business

BA, Political Science, 1983
Catholic University of America

Selected Publications

Park, K., Boyle, E. & Shapira, Z. (2017)
How do Decision Stakes Affect Omission Bias?
Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017

Boyle, E. & Shapira, Z (2012)
The Liability of Leading: Battling Aspiration and Survival Goals in Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions.
Organization Science, July-August, 2012. .

Areas of Expertise


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Behavior