Peter Boumgarden


Director and Professor of Practice, the Koch Family Center for Family Enterprise

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Peter Boumgarden joined the Olin Business School faculty in 2018. His research focuses on organizational structure — both formally and informally — in shaping the innovation of groups, organizations, and broader networks. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Boumgarden has consulted and run executive education programs with organizations across sectors, often focusing on refining their strategic direction, enhancing leadership development, and cultivating routes to drive increased innovation. Peter is the faculty director of Olin’s Center for Experiential Learning and co-chair, along with Bart Hamilton, of the “Healthcare at Olin” strategic planning team.

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Ways to find business opportunity from crisis

Ways to find business opportunity from crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has shattered and shuttered businesses. As businesses gradually continue to reopen across the United States, three Olin Business School experts at Washington University in St. Louis offer insights into potential opportunities that could help businesses to emerge from the economic storm.
Navigating office politics

Navigating office politics

Leadership, at its core, is about influence. In Olin Business School’s popular MBA elective “Power and Politics,” students learn how to navigate leadership positions, which necessitates building power and gaining influence in the workplace.
Medicare for all is about trade-offs, not rights and privileges

Medicare for all is about trade-offs, not rights and privileges

Health care reform is more complicated than questions of right or privilege. As we think through our options we must ask tough questions about the trade-offs we are willing to accept and the impact such a revolutionary change would have on everyone in the health care system.