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Lynn Wooten

Lynn Wooten

Title:  Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Company:  Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Location:  Ann Arbor, Michigan


BS, North Carolina A&T State University
MBA, Duke University
PhD, University of Michigan

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Professor Lynn Perry Wooten joined University of Michigan Business School faculty in 1998 and earned her Ph.D. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at Ross, she was an assistant professor at the University of Florida. She teaches organizational behavior, nonprofit management and strategic consulting courses. She is the co-director of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the Ross School of Business.

Lynn Perry Wooten's current research focuses on how changes in workforce demographics and the knowledge economy influence the implementation of strategic human resource management practices. In particular, she examines how these human resource management practices affect the performance of organizations and employee-related outcomes. Professor Wooten has three streams of research examining these issues: (1) how positive organizing routines influence human resource management capabilities, innovation, customer service, healthcare management,and financial performance; (2) how firms respond, are resilient, and learn from crisis situations; and (3) why organizations invest in certain human resource management policies, such as women-friendly practices, diversity management and work/life programs, and how these programs influence the firm's capability to recruit, develop, leverage and retain human capital.