Alia Crocker

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Management

Bio

Dr. Alia Crocker is an assistant professor of Strategy in the management division at Babson College. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In addition she has an MA degree from Boston University and a BS degree from Bentley University. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society.

Professor Crocker brings experience and knowledge from both the academic and business communities. Prior to joining Babson College, Professor Crocker worked in management consulting for nine years. As a consultant she focused on the healthcare industry, providing services to her clients in biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on a variety of projects including market analytics, brand planning, licensing, forecasting, and commercial effectiveness. After her tenure as a consultant, Professor Crocker began to pursue her Ph.D. degree at the Isenberg School of Management where she focused on Strategic Management, specifically on human capital. Dr. Crocker’s dissertation examined the role of human and social capital in absorptive capacity-based outcomes.

Professor Crocker’s academic research has been published in the Journal of Management and presented at annual meetings of the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the Eastern Academy of Management. Her research interests include Strategic Human Capital, Social Networks, Multilevel Theory, Microfoundations of Strategy, and Behavioral Theory.

Professor Crocker’s teaching interests include Strategic Management, Organization Theory, and International Business. Previously, at Isenberg, she taught the undergraduate capstone course, Business Policy and Strategy as well as the MBA Organizational Planning and Strategy class. At Babson, Professor Crocker currently teaches Strategic Problem Solving.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • MA, Boston University
  • BS, Bentley University

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • MBA 7350 CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PRO
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • ASM 3300 STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING
    • MBA 7350 CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PRO

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bhardwaj, G., Crocker, A., Sims, J.P., Wang, R.D. (2018). Alleviating the Plunging-In Bias, Elevating Strategic Problem-Solving. Academy of Management Learning & Education. Vol: 17, Issue: 3, Page: 279-301. Academy of Management. link
  • Crocker, A., Eckardt, R. (2014). A Multilevel Investigation of Individual and Unit-Level Human Capital Complementarities. Journal of Management. Vol: 40, Issue: 2, Page: 509-530.

Other

  • Cross, R., Crocker, A., Gardner, H. (2018). How To Make Sure Agile Teams Can Work Together. Harvard Business Review -- Blog. link

Presentations

  • Developing a Research Agenda in Global Healthcare Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Glover, W. Brush, C. Crocker, A. Randolph, A. Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL (2018)
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