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Faculty Profiles

Michael Cummings

  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Division: Management


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 was 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 Interest / Expertise

Competitive Strategy; Healthcare and Public Policy; Organizational Theory


  • Degree Courses 2020

    • MOB 7801 BL STRATEGY


Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Cummings, M.F. (2020). Analog Devices: Analog Devices.
  • Cummings, M.F. (2017). The One Fund. The Case Center.
  • Cummings, M.F., Ottley, G.A., Brewster, R.A. (2014). Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Extending a Legacy. Page: 22. Babson College.
  • Cummings, M.F. (2014). Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Teaching Note. Page: 14. Babson College.
  • Cummings, M.F., Brewster, R.A. (2013). Sullivan Container. Page: 25. Babson College.
  • Cummings, M.F., Brewster, R.A. (2013). Sullivan Container - Teaching Note. Page: 7. Babson College.
  • Cummings, M.F., Ottley, G.A. (2012). Theo Chocolate. Babson College.
  • Cummings, M.F., Ottley, G.A. (2012). Theo Chocolate: Teaching Note. Babson College.


  • Cummings, M.F. (2011). Developing and Executing a Strategy While Confronting Conflicting Stakeholder Interests : Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance. 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.


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