W. Jack Duncan, PhD

Emeritus Professor
jduncan@uab.edu
Office: 
Ryals 330
Biography: 

W. Jack Duncan is Professor of Management Emeritus & University Scholar Emeritus in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also holds appointments as Professor of Health Care Organization & Policy in the School of Public Health and Professor of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions. Duncan is a Senior Scholar in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Jack has served in a number of faculty and administrative positions at UAB. He chaired of the Department of Management & Organization, served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Management, as Interim Dean of the School of Business, and Co-founding Director of the Ph.D. program in administration/health services.
 
Duncan served as visiting professor at the International Business Institute and Entrepreneurial Research Centre in Switzerland, visiting professor of public health at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on two occasions, visiting professor of management and leadership at Northeastern University in Boston, and as a visiting scholar at the Medical University of South Carolina. Jack is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management, past Chair of the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy, and is past President of both the Southern Management Association (SMA) and the Southwest Division of the Academy of Management. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management (AOM) and served as Deputy Dean of the Fellows. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and is a Founding Fellow of the Southern Management Association (SMA). He previously served as Dean of the SMA Fellows.
 

Publications:
 

 
Peter M. Ginter, W. Jack Duncan, and Linda E. Swayne
Published by:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd./Jossey-Bass,
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ISNB 978-1-118-46646-9 (HB)
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Duncan is the author or co-author of 17 books including Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (with Peter Ginter and Linda Swayne) which is in its 7th edition and is adopted by numerous graduate health care management programs throughout the United States and the world. His book Great Ideas in Management has been translated into seven languages in addition to English. His more than 116 research articles have been published in leading management and health care journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Management Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Public Administration Review, Public Health Reports, Public Health, Journal of Public Health Practice & Management, Journal of Health Care Finance and others. In 2007 the SMA honored Jack with its Jerry Hunt Sustained Outstanding Service Award in recognition of almost 4 decades of service to that organization.

 

Books by W. Jack Duncan

Duncan, WJ. (1973). Decision Making and Social Issues. Hinsdale, IL. Dryden Press.
 
Duncan, WJ. (1975). Essentials of Management. Hinsdale, IL. Dryden Press.
 
Duncan, WJ. (1978). Essentials of Management. 2nd ed. Hinsdale, IL. Dryden Press.
                                    
Duncan, WJ. (1978). Organizational Behavior. Boston, MA. Houghton Mifflin Company. 
 
Duncan, WJ. (1981). Organizational Behavior, 2nd ed. Boston, MA. Houghton Mifflin Company.
 
Duncan, WJ. (1983). Management: Progressive Responsibility in Administration. New York. Random House, Inc.
   
Duncan, WJ. (1988). Great Ideas in Management: Lessons from the Founders and Founda­tions of Management Practice. San Francisco, CA. Jossey-Bass Publishers. Translated into seven languages in addition to English.
 
Duncan, WJ, Ginter, PM, & Swayne, LE. (1992). Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations: Text and Cases. Boston, MA. PWS-Kent Publishers.
 
Duncan, WJ, Ginter, PM, & Swayne, LE. (1992) Strategic Issues in Health Care Management. Boston, MA. PWS-Kent Publishers. 
 
Duncan, WJ, Ginter, PM, & Swyane, LE (1995) Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA. Blackwell Publishers,
 
Swayne, LE, Ginter, PM, & Duncan, WJ (1996). Physician Strategist. Dallas, TX. Irwin Professional Publications.
 
Duncan, WJ, Ginter, PM, & Swayne, LE (1997). Handbook of Health Care Management. Cambridge, MA. Blackwell Publishers. 
 
Ginter, PM, Swyane, LE, & Duncan, WJ. (1998) Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations 3rd ed. Cambridge, MA. Blackwell Publishers.
 
Duncan, WJ. (1999). Management: Ideas and Actions. New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Ginter, PM, Duncan, WJ, & Swayne, LE. (2002). Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations 4th ed. Cambridge, MA. Blackwell
               Publishers.
 
Swayne, LE, Duncan, WJ, & Ginter, PM (2006). Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations 5th ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell
               Publishers.
 
Swayne, LE, Duncan, WJ, & Ginter, PM (2009). Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations 6th ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell
               Publishers.
 
Ginter, PM, Duncan, WJ, & Swayne, LE (2013). Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations 7th ed. San Francisco, CA:
               Jossey-Bass. A Wiley Imprint.