Associate Professor of Strategic Management, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Scott Latham worked for a dozen years in the software industry, where he experienced both the highs and lows of the .com boom. He managed several small, entrepreneurial organizations, mostly in a business development and marketing capacity. His career took him throughout the world; he has lived and worked in Europe and Asia. After leaving industry, in 2005 he earned a Ph.D. in strategic management. His research focuses on organizational decline, environmental turbulence, and innovation. His current focus is the future of work. His research has been published in the top journals in the field, including Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review.
He has also been cited in more practitioner-orientated media outlets, such as WFTX-TV, NECN, MSNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Mass High Tech, the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal. In the past, he has consulted with small, entrepreneurial organizations on business models, growth, and strategic positioning. In addition he sits on the board of the M2D2- the Massachusetts Medical Device to Market incubator, where he has advised close to 100 small medical device startups. He also sits on the Ethos Commercialization Board, which counsels small veterinary care startups.
Amazons announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees a third of its U.S. workforce in new technologies is the latest reminder that the much-heralded future of work is well...