David A. Nadler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

David A. Nadler (1948–2015[1]) was an American organizational theorist, consultant and business executive, known for his work with Michael L. Tushman on organizational design[2] and organizational architecture.[3]


Nadler obtained his BA in International Affairs at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, his MBA from Harvard Business School and his MA and his PhD in Psychology at the University of Michigan.

After his graduation Nadler joined Columbia University, where he was appointed associate professor at the Columbia Business School in the early 1980s. In 1980 he was founding director of the consultancy firm Organization Research and Consultation which became the Delta Consulting Group, Inc., which was acquired by Mercer in 2000, and became Mercer Delta Consulting, LLC. In 2007 he became vice chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies.[4]

Nadler was elected member of the Academy of Management and Fellow at the American Psychological Association. in 2004 he was named by Consulting Magazine among the 25 most influential consultants in the United States.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Nadler, David, and Michael Tushman. Strategic organization design: Concepts, tools & processes. Scott Foresman & Co, 1988.
  • Nadler, David, Marc S. Gerstein, and Robert B. Shaw. Organizational architecture: Designs for changing organizations. Vol. 192. Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, 1992.
  • Nadler, David A. Discontinuous change: Leading organizational transformation. Jossey-Bass, Inc. Publishers, 1995.

Articles, a selection


  1. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174083161
  2. ^ Daft, Richard L., and Robert H. Lengel. "Organizational information requirements, media richness and structural design." Management science 32.5 (1986): 554-571.
  3. ^ Cummings, Thomas, and Christopher Worley. Organization development and change. Cengage learning, 2014.
  4. ^ "David A. Nadler Ph.D." bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  5. ^ David A. Nadler, PhD Archived 2015-02-04 at the Wayback Machine, Profile at Mercer Delta. Accessed 04.02.2015.

External links[edit]