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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 have just joined the full-time faculty at CWU and am excited to be here. My main office is on the Lynnwood campus. Thus far I am impressed by the diligence and commitment of the student, and I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues.

I have been married to my wife Karen for 21 years. We have three children. Our oldest is now in college while our youngest is just finishing elementary school. We love reading, hiking , watching movies, and eating Thai, Indian, and Mexican food together. Our most consuming passion is soccer. Karen and I still play competitively, but mostly we spend our time driving our kids to and from practices and games. Go Sounders! Visca el Barça!

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