Jack  Brittain
  • Pierre Lassonde Presidential Chair in Entrepreneurship, Department of Management
  • Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Professor Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Research Summary

Professor Brittain is studying the relationship between the moral foundations that are embedded in organizations' institutional histories and policies in practice, and in particular the factors that disrupt these moral foundations and the associated changes in organizational policies for government regulatory bodies. In addition, he is studying the leadership practices found on 19th Century whaling ships and the relationship with voyage productivity.


  • Ph.D., Business, University of California, Berkeley


Jack Brittain is the Pierre Lassonde Presidential Chair in Entrepreneurship at the David Eccles School of Business and is currently teaching Foundations of Business thought in the Undergraduate program and various leadership course modules in the Master of Business Creation Program. He served as dean 1999-2009 and as the Vice President responsible for all University commercialization activities 2005-2012. He joined the U in 1999.