Sharon M. Oster

Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

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Sharon Oster served as dean of the Yale School of Management from 2008 to 2011. She is a specialist in competitive strategy, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, the economics of regulation and antitrust, and nonprofit strategy. She has written extensively on the regulation of business and competitive strategy. Professor Oster's book, Modern Competitive Analysis, used widely at management schools, integrates a broad range of views in its analysis of management strategy and emphasizes an economic approach to strategic planning. Her second book, Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations, takes the same economic approach to managing nonprofit organizations. Professor Oster has consulted widely to private, public, and nonprofit organizations.

Expertise

Education

  • PhD, Harvard University, 1974
  • BA, Hofstra College, 1970

Courses

  • Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations MGT 527

Selected Books

Principles of Economics

S. M. Oster
Case and Fair
2010

Management of Nonprofit Organizations

S. M. Oster
Dartmouth Press
1994

Selected Articles

Competitive Strategy in the Nonprofit Sector

S. M. Oster
Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics
2012

Review of The Economists' Oath by George DcMartino

S. M. Oster
Journal of Economic Literature
2011

Truly Global

S. M. Oster
Business India
2009

Achievements

  • Yale SOM Alumni Association Teaching Award, Yale School of Management Alumni Association, 2013

Consultancies

  • Microsoft
  • Boston Scientific

Boards

  • Health Care REIT
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Yale University Press