Lyda  Bigelow
  • David Eccles Scholar and Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • David Eccles Faculty Fellow, School Of Business


Prof. Bigelow received her MBA from Wharton and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, she worked in investment banking for Kidder Peabody and Smith Barney in the corporate finance area. Her research focuses on using transaction cost economics to assess the impact of efficient boundary of the firm decisions (e.g. make-or buy decisions, strategic alliances) on firm performance. Her most recent work has investigated the trade-offs of managing efficient sourcing arrangements under conditions of rapid technological innovation. She also has research interests in industry evolution, entrepreneurship, and organizational change. Her work has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Management Science. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal and is a reviewer for Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science and other journals. Prior to joining the faculty of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, she was a strategy professor at the John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis.