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Michael Cummings

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Management

Bio

Michael Cummings is the founder of LTC Group, a Massachusetts corporation that owns and operates long-term care facilities. In addition, Cummings founded Health Force of Fall River, a provider of in-home nursing services. Cummings also founded Image Scan, a manufacturer of industrial bar code labels and related identification products. After selling Image Scan in 1999, Cummings was the United States General Manager of Tyco Identification Products from 1999 to 2001. He is the managing partner of Cummings Equity Partners. Professor Cummings is the faculty director of Babson blended learning MBA in Wellesley, MA and San Francisco, CA. His research interests center around public policy issues that impact the Massachusetts Health Care industry as they relate to organizational performance and survival.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University College Dublin
  • MBA, Babson College
  • BA, Merrimack College

Academic Interests

Competitive Strategy; Healthcare and Public Policy; Organizational Theory

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • MOB 3560: GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
  • ASM 3300: STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MOB 7557: NATIONAL BUSINESS SYSTEMS
  • MOB 7202: BL1 STRATEGY
  • MOB 7202: BL2 STRATEGY
  • MBA 7401: DISRUPTIVE CHANGE AND ENTERPRISE TRANSF
  • MOB 7519: TIO - HEALTHCARE STRATEGY

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Cummings, M.F., Ottley, G.A., Brewster, R.A. (2014). Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Extending a Legacy. 22.
  • Cummings, M.F. (2014). Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Teaching Note. 14.
  • Cummings, M.F., Brewster, R.A. (2013). Sullivan Container. 25.
  • Cummings, M.F., Ottley, G.A. (2012). Theo Chocolate.
  • Cummings, M.F., Ottley, G.A. (2012). Theo Chocolate: Teaching Note.

Others

  • Cummings, M.F. (2011). Developing and Executing a Strategy While Confronting Conflicting Stakeholder Interests : Academic Publishing International
  • Cummings, M.F. (2010). A Note on the US Wine Industry 2007
  • Cummings, M.F. (2010). Matt Powell A
  • Cummings, M.F. (2010). Matt Powell B

Presentations

  • Surviving Difficult Times
    Cummings, M. Surviving Difficult Times British Academy of Management Conference, Undisclosed
  • Reputation, Public Policy and Consumer Choice: Lessons from the Nursing Home Industry
    Cummings, M. Reputation, Public Policy and Consumer Choice: Lessons from the Nursing Home Industry Published Case Study (2012)
  • Theo Chocolate
    Cummings, M. Theo Chocolate Published Case Study (2012)
  • Developing and Executing a Strategy while Confronting Conflicting Stakeholder and Interests
    Cummings, M. Developing and Executing a Strategy while Confronting Conflicting Stakeholder and Interests European Conference on Management (2011)
  • Managing in Difficult Times: Conflicting Perspectives
    Cummings, M. Managing in Difficult Times: Conflicting Perspectives Eight Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (2005)
  • Internationalization Efforts in an Age of Global Competition
    Cummings, M. Internationalization Efforts in an Age of Global Competition Irish Academy of Management Conference 2003; 6th Annual Conference , University College, Dublin (2003)