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Darroch, Jenny

Jenny Darroch is the Henry Y. Hwang Dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. Before joining the Drucker School, Jenny was a Professor and the Director of Entrepreneurship at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Here she launched New Zealand’s first Masters in Entrepreneurship.

As Dean, she is relentless in her passion to lead the Drucker School so that its graduates and alumni advance leadership to transform the world.

Her research sits at the intersection of government policy and firm strategy and has examined macroeconomic policy that fosters innovation; behaviors and practices within organizations that lead to more innovative outcomes; types of innovation; and the impact of innovations on consumer behavior.

Dean Darroch is an active strategy consultant and she serves on a number of Boards:

  • University of Kent Business School (Canterbury, UK)
  • Redgate Software (based in Cambridge UK, with offices in Pasadena and Austin)
  • Sisu Academy (a non-profit start-up high school based in San Diego).

She is also member of the Board of Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME), an AACSB affinity group and the American Marketing Association.