Dr. Candace TenBrink
Dr. Candace TenBrinkAssociate ProfessorManagement and Insurance & Risk Management
Discipline: Strategy - Management
Candace M. TenBrink Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown. Her teaching emphasizes a blend of experiential learning with traditional hybrid methods. She has lead several teaching circles that focus on increasing student learning. While she teaches a wide range of course, she has an affinity for any course that involves dynamic learning and a range of possible solutions (rather than a definitive answer).
Her research interests include the strategic aspects of turnarounds, life cycle issues, and entrepreneurship. She will be teaching entrepreneurship next year in addition to leading a student group to Slovenia and Austria as they study innovation and growth.
She advises technology-based entrepreneurs on strategy related issues and sits on several local boards. Her non-profit involvement ranges from leading academic groups at a local middle school to politics to actively pursuing philanthropy with the National Charity League. Prior to entering academia, she was the founder and managing partner of a film production firm in NY. Her background also includes supply chain management and investment banking in the semiconductor equipment industry.
University of Houston; Bauer College of Business, Ph.D.
Emphasis in Strategic Management
University of Michigan; Stephen M. Ross School of Business, MBA.
Emphasis in Finance and Corporate Strategy
Michigan State University; Eli Broad School of Business, B.A.,
Major: Materials and Logistics Management
MBA 6202 Strategic Management
MBA 6216 Capstone
MBA 6344 Interpersonal Leadership
MBA 6382 Project Life Cycle: Initiating/Planning
BA 4302 Business Strategy
INT 3350 Growth & Innovation: A comparative analysis between the US and two members of the EU.
MANA 335 Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management (UofH)
MANA 4333 Current Issues in Management: Strategy & Organizational Behavior Concerns Across the Firm Life Cycle (UofH)
TenBrink, C. M. 2018. Executive Malfeasance: Surprisingly, Honesty May Not Be The Best Policy. Society and Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/SBR-05-2018-0051
TenBrink, C., Gelb, B. & Keller R. 2018. Successful Rebounds: How Firms Overcome Their Middle-Age Crisis. Journal of Business Strategy, 39(3), 3-8.
TenBrink, C. & Gelb, B. 2017. When Firms Mature: Keeping the Ho-Hum at Bay and Embracing Change. Journal of Business Strategy, 38(5), 12-17.
TenBrink, C., Keller, R., & Gelb, B. 2017. Turnaround Success in High Technology Growth Stage Firms. Journal of Management Policies and Practices, 18(3), 13-27.
Discussant, Facilitator, & Panelist
Integrating Design Thinking into the Strategic Management Curriculum. (Sept.) 2018. Strategic Management Society Conference, Paris. Panelist.
Corporate and Academic Strategies, 2018. Southwest Academy of Management conference. Facilitator.
Management and Millennials: Where are They Taking Us? 2017. Southwest Academy of Management conference. Discussant.
Corporate and entrepreneurial experience
Fortune 500 to startups.
Industries: Investment Banking, Semiconductors, Media.
Roles: individual contributor to consultant to managing partner
Giving back: advisor to technology firms in Houston