College of Business
Corporate & Executive Education

Larry Lad

Faculty Partner

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy and Strategic Thinking
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Business, Government, and Community Relations
  • Governance
  • Business Ethics

Larry Lad challenges executives to think about their organizations and the decisions they make from different perspectives. As a poet and visual artist he guides audiences to be creative and see managerial work from different vantage points. Since 1991, Dr. Lad has served as an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Butler University. He teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in Strategy, Leadership, and Ethical Decision-Making. He was also responsible for an online course in Strategy for the EMBA in Agribusiness at Purdue University. Larry has won five teaching awards. He has taught in Executive Education Programs for Butler, Indiana, Purdue, Louisiana State and Harvard and has had international experience in China (Nankai University), Germany (Zeppelin University) and Finland (Helsinki School of Economics).

Dr. Lad's consulting activities focus on strategy development and organization change. He has worked with client firms in health care, agri-business, construction, and architecture. In addition to strategy development, Larry does work on leadership, decision-making, creativity, and team building including the use of experiential art, and "outdoor challenge" activities.

Larry's research includes a book on industry self-regulation, and academic articles in Business and Society, Academy of Management Review, Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and Futures Research Quarterly.

Larry holds a Doctorate and MBA from Boston University, and a BS and MPA from Michigan State University.