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College of Business

Tim Hargrave

Tim Hargrave, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor


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Dr. Timothy J (Tim) Hargrave teaches and does research in the areas of strategic management, knowledge management and innovation, sustainable business, and business ethics. His specific research interests include the emergence and growth of green industries, the management of contradictions in organizations, and moral imagination. Dr. Hargrave’s research takes a social constructionist, institutional perspective and has been published in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Business Ethics Quarterly, and elsewhere.  Prior to coming to academe, Dr. Hargrave worked in Washington D.C. on global climate change policy. Dr. Hargrave earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organization from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He also holds an MBA and a Master’s degree in Energy & Resources from the University of California at Berkeley.

In his words:

I teach primarily on the Lynnwood and Des Moines campuses, which I greatly enjoy. My colleagues are wonderful people, and I find CWU students to be very sincere and hard-working.

My wife Karen and I have three children. In our family we love reading, hiking, watching movies, and eating Thai, Indian, and Mexican food together. Our most consuming passion, though, is soccer. We are all very involved in the game. We enjoy going to Sounders’ games, and I am the President of my sons’ soccer club, Greater Seattle Surf. Go Sounders! #wearesurf

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