University of Southern California

Judith Blumenthal
Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, MBA, University of Southern California; BA, Hunter College of the City University of New York


Judith Blumenthal is an expert in strategic management; organizational design and implementation; corporate governance; and retailing. Her research has been published in the Journal of Management Inquiry, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Performance Improvement Quarterly, and Human Resources Management, among others. In addition to her responsibilities at USC, she has served on Boards of Directors of several organizations, both public company and not-for-profit, including Guess?, Inc., the California Council on Economic Education and the Advisory Board of USC Radio (KUSC). From 1996 to 2000, she served as Associate Dean of the Marshall School of Business, and from 2000 to 2006, as USC's Chief Alumni Officer and Executive Director of the USC Alumni Association.


Getting there is not being there: Why strategy deployment is so hard 1995
Crisis management in university environments: Observations and insights 1995
Relationships between organizational control mechanisms and joint venture success 1995
Strategy Deployment in Organizations 1993
Joint ventures as a vehicle for strategic change: Opportunities and Pittfalls 1991
Reviews of Innovating for failure: Government ploicy and the early British computer industry, by John Hendry, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989, and Alvey: Britain's strategic computing initiative, by Brian Oakley and Kenneth Owen, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991
Strategy Deployment and Strategic Cost Management in Organiztions-Final Report-Phase I 1991
Use of the case method in MBA Education 1991
Business as usual and joint venture success 1990
Review of Professional suicide, or organizational murder, by Donald Cole 1989
Gaining competitive advantage as a professional service firm 1985
Managing Organizational Decline: The Case for TransOrganizational Systems 1984
GOME (case)