Timothy M. Laseter

Timothy M. Laseter, Professor of Practice

  • BS, Georgia Institute of Technology; MBA, PhD, University of Virginia
Office: FOB 111
Phone: +1-434-924-4078
E-mail: LaseterT@darden.virginia.edu

MBA Courses

Operations Strategy
Consulting Process
Emerging Topics in Technology & Operations

Executive Education Courses

Operations & Supply Chain Management


Professor of Practice Timothy M. Laseter teaches at Darden as well as an evolving mix of business schools including the Tuck School at Dartmouth, IESE in Barcelona, the London Business School, Emory University’s Goizueta School, the India School of Business, Vanderbilt's Owen School, and the Stern School at NYU.

Prior to joining the Darden faculty in 2002, Laseter was a partner in what is now Booz & Company, with concentrations on operations strategy, supply chain management and sourcing for a wide variety of global businesses. Before joining Booz Allen, Laseter worked in manufacturing operations at a joint venture between Siemens and Corning.

Laseter is the author or coauthor of four books including Balanced Sourcing, Strategic Product Creation, The Portable MBA, and Internet Retail Operations and a contributing editor for strategy+business. His academic research, published in a variety of leading journals including Journal of Operations, Decision Sciences, California Management Review and Sloan Management Review generally focuses on Internet-based businesses.

Professor Laseter earned a BS in Industrial Management with High Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1980. The Darden School granted him an MBA in 1984 where he was awarded a Faculty Award for Academic Excellence. He earned a PhD in Operations Management from the Darden School in 2003. 


Operations Strategy 
Supply Chain Management 
Internet Retailing
Strategic Sourcing
Supplier Innovation
Competitive Cost Analysis