Brad Killaly

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  • Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management
  • Phone: (404) 727-6349
  • Fax: (404) 727-6313

Mailing Address:

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Brad Killaly joined the Goizueta Business School faculty in 2008. He taught at the University of California, Irvine for eight years and has held the position of Associate Fellow at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK since 2006.  Killaly holds a PhD in business administration (corporate strategy and international business) from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; a Master of Public Affairs (international affairs) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; an MSc in economics and international political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a BA(Hons) in economics from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. After completing his MPA and prior to his doctoral studies, Killaly worked for four years in corporate banking for the Royal Bank of Canada. His research interests include the US health care industry and access to care, with particular emphasis on end-of-life and palliative care, as well as the effects of competition on access and quality of care. He also researches the influence of competitor market entries on the strategy making and market position of companies in the international telecommunication service industry.


  • “The Effect of Resource Variation and Firm Experience on Market Entry Decisions: Evidence from U.S. Telecommunications Firms’ International Expansion,” with G. Dowell. Organization Science, 2006.
  • “Gains from Change: The Impact of Market and Mode of Service Changes on Performance in the U.S. International Telecommunication Services Industry.” Industrial and Corporate Change 7 (1998): 759-767.
  • “Introduction: Special Issue on Investment in the Telecommunications Industry Infrastructure,” with W. Mitchell.  Industrial and Corporate Change 7 (1998): 581-584.

Working Papers

  • “The Cost Structure of Hospice Providers.” Under review, Health Services Research.
  • “Learning, Knowledge Transfer and Depreciation in Hospice Care.” Under review, Health Services Research.
  • “The Impact of Labor Turnover on Hospice Efficiency.”
  • “Organizational Experience, External Shocks and Failure in the American Brewing Industry: 1633-1995,” with A. Swaminathan.
  • “Mutual Forebearance through Mode of Entry.”
  • The Informational and Competitive Dynamics of Market Entry.”

Areas of Specialization

  • Health care management, policy and strategy
  • Strategic thinking and decision making
  • Leadership, with an emphasis on the ethical dimensions of leadership

Selected Consulting Clients

  • Beckman Coulter, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Connexant Systems Inc.
  • Ingram Micro Inc.
  • Pelican Products
  • Skywork Solutions, Inc.


  • Ph.D. Ph.D. in Business Administration, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI/United States 2001
  • Master's MPA in Public Policy and International Relations, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ/United States 1989
  • Master's MSc in Economics and International Political Economy, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom 1987
  • Bachelor's BA in Economics (Honours), Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1986