Dr. Swift came to Saint Joseph's University in 2008, after spending 14 years in a series of senior management positions in the telecommunications and high-tech industries. His research focus is on strategic management, and technology and innovation management.
Specialization: Technology and Innovation Management; Strategic Management
Ph.D., Temple University (2008)
Dissertation: Creative Destruction in R&D: On the Relationship between R&D Expenditure Volatility and Firm Performance
M.B.A., Drexel University (1990)
B.A. (with Honors), Rutgers the State University of New Jersey (1988)
Professor, Department of Management, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA (2020 to current)
Associate Director, Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Center for Business Ethics, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA (2022)
Interim Director, Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Center for Business Ethics, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA (2019 to 2021)
Associate Professor, Department of Management, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia PA (2014 to 2020)
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia PA (2008 to 2014)
Instructor, Temple University, Philadelphia PA (2005 to 2008)
Instructor, Rutgers University, Camden NJ (2007 to 2008)
Research Associate, Temple University, Philadelphia PA (2004 to 2008)
Instructor, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA (1989 to 1990)
Telecordia Technologies, Piscataway, NJ (2004)
Unisys Corporation, Blue Bell, PA (1999 to 2004)
AT&T Corporation, Basking Ridge, NJ (1990 to 1999)
2017. How the Best Firms Balance Competing Forms of R&D-based Innovation. Rutgers Business Review, Vol. 2, No. 3.
2018. Technological Innovation and Social Justice: In Dialogue with Catholic Social Teaching. Journal of Jesuit Business Education, 9: 31-50.
2018. Ph.D. Scientists in the Boardroom: The Innovation Impact. Journal of Strategy and Management, 11(2): 184-202..
2016. The Perilous Leap Between Exploration and Exploitation. Strategic Management Journal, 37(8): 1688-1698.
2016. Making Up is Hard to Do: Knowledge Acquisition Strategies and the nature of New Product Innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 33(4): 472-491, with Dunlap, D., McDonough & R. Mudambi.
2014. Proactive R&D Management and Information Disclosure: Ramifications for Innovative Chemicals Companies. Journal of Business Chemistry, 11(1).
2014. Knowing when to leap: Transitioning between exploitative and explorative R&D. Strategic Management Journal, 35: 126-135, with R. Mudambi.
2013. R&D expenditure volatility and firm performance: Organizational and environmental contexts. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 10(4).
2012. Multinational enterprises and the geographical clustering of innovation. Industry and Innovation, 19(1): 1-21, with R. Mudambi.
2011. Proactive R&D management and firm growth: a punctuated equilibrium model. Research Policy, 40: 429-440, with R. Mudambi.
2009. Professional guilds, tension and knowledge management. Research Policy, 38(5): 736-745, with R. Mudambi.
2008. Business leaders speak out: Their real strategic problems. Journal of Business Strategy 29(5): 32-37, with H. D. Hopkins.
2008. Banking deregulation, punctuated equilibrium and early mover advantage. European Journal of Scientific Research 22(4), with H. D. Hopkins.
2017. A contingency-based view of strategic choice. In S. Porth (Ed.) Strategic Management: A Cross-Functional Approach. 5th ed. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, with E. Balotsky.
2009. Competitive dynamics in high-technology industries. In V. K. Narayanan and O'Connor (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 81-86, with R. Mudambi.
Other Reviewed Research
2021. Business Ethics in the Substance Abuse Treatment Industry: Greener Pastures Recovery Center. Sage Business Cases, forthcoming, with J. Stout.
Mudambi, R. and Swift T. 2012. Leveraging knowledge and competencies across space: The next frontier in international business. Journal of International Management, 17(3): 186-189.