Mathew Hayward

Associate Professor

Management & Entrepreneurship


Mathew Hayward studies applications of behavioral decision theory to strategy and organizational outcomes. His research has featured in the Economist and the New York Times. It has also been published in leading Management journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. He applies this research to his teaching in Organizational Behavior, Strategy and Negotiations and to his consulting practice.


  • Ph.D., Organizations and Strategy, Columbia University
  • BComm, Economics, Finance and Accounting, University of Melbourne, Australia


  • Co-winner of William H. Newman Award for best paper from a dissertation at the 1999 Academy of Management Meetings.
  • Winner of the best paper from a dissertation, Business Policy and Strategy division at the 1999 Academy of Management Meetings.
  • Finalist, Frascona Teaching Award, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Finalist, Most Innovative Teacher, London Business School


Dell's Small-Stuff Obsession Confronts Complexity of LBO

Bloomberg Business Week

February 6, 2013

Mathew Hayward, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, was quoted on the future of Dell in an article for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Managing Values Across Cultures

Harvard Business Review

October 18, 2011

Associate Professor Mat Hayward is featured in this video on management thought leaders sharing their ideas on values in business.

The Perils of Power


May 17, 2011

Associate Professor Mat Hayward talks to CNBC about the phenomenon of executive hubris, in light of recent downfalls of powerful celebrities and businessmen.