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Thomas A. Hemphill

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thomashe@umflint.edu 810-762-0017

Thomas A. Hemphill is a Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Public Policy in the School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint.

Hemphill received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a primary field in Strategic Management and Public Policy and Secondary Field in Technology and Innovation Policy from The George Washington University's School of Business. He also received an M.B.A. with a concentration in Government and Business from Drexel University; an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics with an emphasis in Technology Management and Corporate Planning from the University of Pennsylvania; and an M.S. in Public Policy with a specialization in Applied Economics and Policy Analysis from Rutgers University.

Dr. Hemphill teaches Business and Society in the M.B.A. program. In the B.B.A. program, he teaches courses in Corporate & Business Strategy, Business and Society, Innovation Management and International Business. His research areas include: Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation; Technology and Innovation Policy; Business Governance and Ethics; and Global Business and International Political Economy.

He has been published in such journals as Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, International Journal of Innovation Management, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Responsible Innovation, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society Review, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, International Business Review, Management International Review andThunderbird International Business Review, among others. In a recent article ("Business Ethics Research: A Global Perspective", K. Chan, H.G. Fung, and J. Yau, 95: 39-53, 2010) published in The Journal of Business Ethics.

Dr. Hemphill was ranked 5th in the world as to "Leading Authors in Business Ethics Research (1999-2008)" based on an evaluation of 10 years of publication data from 10 leading business ethics, business and society and corporate governance journals. Dr. Hemphill is currently on the Editorial Advisory/Review Boards of Review of Business, Journal of Business Ethics, Section: Corporate Responsibility (Conceptual/Qualitative), and Business and Society Review.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 7, 2018
By Thomas A. Hemphill
The ongoing controversy over e-cigarettes and youth smoking has hit a proverbial regulatory wall.
July 30, 2018
By Thomas A. Hemphill
During Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he made advancing American manufacturing a foundation of his economic platform and promised to reduce the sector’s federal regulatory burden.
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July 16, 2018
By Thomas A. Hemphill
In March, Reps. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, and Bill Foster, D-Illinois, introduced the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2018.
April 10, 2018
By Thomas A. Hemphill
Since Elaine Herzberg’s death last month when an Uber autonomous test vehicle struck and killed her in Tempe, Arizona, we have learned more information about this tragic incident.
September 28, 2016
By Thomas A. Hemphill
This essay, authored by University of Michigan-Flint professor of strategy, innovation, and public policy Thomas Hemphill and Institute for Justice director of strategic research Dick M. Carpenter II, examines the current state of occupational regulation.
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