Abrahamson is the Hughie E. Mills Professor of Business Management at Columbia
Business School. He holds degrees from New York University (Ph.D. and M.Ph.
Beta Gamma Sigma). After teaching at New York University, professor Abrahamson joined
the Columbia Business School faculty in 1989. He has taught at the London
Business School in the UK, was also a visiting Professor at INSEAD in France
and at New York University.
In his applied work, Professor Abrahamson is internationally recognized for his
research and teaching on innovative techniques for strategic planning and leading
innovation and change.
Professor Abrahamson is the author of the book Change without Pain
published by the Harvard Business School Press. The Book was awarded the top
business books of the year ranking by Strategy and Business, and was
ranked by them as the best book for 2004 on the topic of Change
Management. His most recent book, A Perfect Mess,
2007, has been widely publicized and translated into twenty-seven languages.
Professor Abrahamson’s work has been featured in managerially oriented
publications, most recently in Fast Company, Fortune, the Harvard Business
Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, Fortune, and
the Sloan Management Review, and many foreign publications. He appears frequently on news and radio shows.