Paul Tiffany

Prof. Paul Tiffany

Area: Management and Organizations

Affiliation: Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley


Paul Tiffany, has served as a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business of the University of California, Berkeley for 25 years. His teaching includes courses in competitive strategy, business and public policy, leadership and management, the global economy, and global strategy and management. He also currently serves as a Visiting Professor at SASIN Graduate Institute of Business in Thailand and several universities in China where he teaches in summer programs. He has taught previously at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, CEIBS (China-Europe International Business School) in Shanghai, AVT Business School in Denmark, IAB Business School in Kazakhstan, and the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Prior to entering academia, Paul Tiffany worked as a consultant with several national management consulting firms, as an assistant to the president of a large national financial services firm, and as an organizational analyst for a large public services agency. In addition to his academic work, he heads Paul Tiffany & Associates, a multi-specialty consulting and training organization based in Northern California that offers management services to firms throughout the world. Recent clients have included PTT Exploration & Production (Thailand), Stock Exchange of Thailand, Public Investment Fund (PIF) Saudi Arabia, Wells Fargo Financial Advisors, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, U.S. Steel, Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, Securities Industry Association (US), YPO of Austin TX, Newcom Group Ltd. (Mongolia), Bank of America, GE Oil & Gas, Qualcomm, Cisco Systems, Isuzu (Japan); Deutsche Post DHL, UT Starcom (China), Statoil (Norway), American Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), the Government of Dubai, SCG (Thailand), PTTE&P (Thailand), Coca-Cola, PepsiCola of Thailand, Krungsri Bank (Thailand), Zoetis SEA (South East Asia), Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, Nippon Steel (Japan), Cooper Health System, Delaware Investments, U.S. GSA (Federal Government Services Administration), Magellan Health, Siam City Cement Corporation (Thailand), and AXA (France), among many others.

Paul Tiffany has published his research in various journals. His book The Decline of American Steel was published by Oxford University Press and later offered in a Japanese edition. His book Business Plans for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), co-authored with Steven Peterson, was a world-wide top-five finalist in the annual Booz Allen/Financial Times & Best Business Book of the Year & award. The book went through fifteen printings in ten languages, prior to the release of a 2nd Edition in 2005. Dr. Tiffany has commented extensively on television, radio, and in the popular press on topics about business and economics and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. He is also a past president of the Economic and Business History Society of America.

Professor Tiffany is the recipient of awards for both his research and teaching, including the Anvil Award, presented annually to the outstanding professor in Wharton’s graduate program, the Lindback Award as the outstanding professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Cheit Award as the outstanding professor in the Executive MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley.


    • PhD, University of California, Berkeley 
    • MBA, Harvard University
    • BA, Loyola University
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