Nydia MacGregor joined the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business as an assistant professor of management after graduating with a Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor MacGregor’s research examines how the structure of organizational populations and the character of available resources influence the founding and survival of organizations. For example, one portion of her dissertation evaluates various local attributes that differentially influence the performance and life cycle of chain and independent establishments. She studies these issues in several industries, including retailing, bookstores, and U.S. banking.
MacGregor has received several awards and fellowships in support of her research. Among these are the Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization Doctoral Fellowship; the Center For Responsible Business Ph.D. Fellowship; and The Crawford Doctoral Scholars Award. She is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Academy of Management, where she has presented her work.
MacGregor also holds an MBA in General Management from UC Davis and a Bachelor of Arts in European History from UC Santa Cruz. Prior to her doctoral studies, she held strategic management positions at Jamba Juice Company and Noah’s NY Bagels. In addition, as a consultant and facilitator for the Institute for Business Innovation at UC Berkeley, she led student teams to develop and implement strategic innovation solutions for firms such as Clorox, Panasonic, LAM Research, and Visa.