Sharon M. Oster

Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

Professor Sharon Oster

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.

Education

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

Courses

Competitive Strategy
MGT 525
Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations
MGT 527
Nonprofit Management Clinic
MGT 507
Basics of Economics
MGT 404

Publications

Selected Books

Principles of Economics
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Case and Fair
2010
S. M. Oster, C. W. Massarsky, S. L. Beinhacker and B. Bradley
Jossey-Bass
2004
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Oxford University Press
1999
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Oxford University Press on Demand
1995
Management of Nonprofit Organizations
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Dartmouth Press
1994

Selected Articles

W. Goetzmann and S. Oster
How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education
2013 (forthcoming)
Competitive Strategy in the Nonprofit Sector
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Oxford Handbook of Managerial Economics
2012
Review of The Economists' Oath by George DcMartino
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Journal of Economic Literature
2011
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Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management
2010
Truly Global
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Business India
2009

Insights

Posts by Sharon M. Oster

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