Duncan C. McDougall

Professor Emeritus of Business; Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award in the M.B.A. Program, 2004

AB, Amherst College; MBA, DBA, Harvard Business School
Email: duncanm@plymouth.edu
Homepage: http://oz.plymouth.edu/~duncanm/

Professor of Business Duncan McDougall received his B.A. in fine arts from Amherst College, where he was also New England intercollegiate champion in springboard diving. He received his MBA with high distinction and later his Doctor of Business Administration degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. McDougall was named Graduate Distinguished Teacher for the MBA program in 2004.

McDougall has extensive experience working in industry, including serving as president and chief operating officer of Rochester Shoe Tree Company in Ashland, N.H. He has published widely on his research on manufacturing strategy and manufacturing performance management.
Dr. McDougall teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. His courses include management accounting and operations management, as well as administrative policy, entrepreneurial ventures and international business. His research, writing and executive programs focus chiefly on manufacturing strategy and performance

measurement in manufacturing. His recent research involves pursuing the hypothesis that improved inventory practices in American manufacturing contributed measurably to the steadiness of the economic growth of the 1990’s.

Duncan McDougall has many years of experience in manufacturing, including work for General Motors, Rochester Shoe Tree Company, and Rockwell International. He has published a variety of articles on performance measurement and corporate strategy, which have appeared in journals such as Operations Management Review and Harvard Business Review.

Research Interests

  • Performance measurement in manufacturing
  • Manufacturing strategy

Awards and Distinctions

  • Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, Plymouth State University, 2004
  • Broderick Prize for Distinguished Teaching, Boston University School of Management, 1987
  • George F. Baker Scholar, Harvard Business School, 1970