Elizabeth Altman
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Elizabeth J. Altman is an assistant professor at the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She served as a visiting assistant professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point) and visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School. Altman’s research focuses on strategy, innovation, platforms, ecosystems, organizational identity, and organizational change, especially related to digital economy transitions. Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Advances in Strategic Management, Journal of Management Studies, and other internationally recognized journals. Her article with Andrei Hagiu was included in an edition of “HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2019” and “HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation.” Altman co-authored the book, “The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work.” Before academia, Altman was a vice president at Motorola where she worked for 18 years. She holds a doctorate in business administration from Harvard Business School, master’s of science degrees in mechanical engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.