University of Portland

Samuel Holloway

Pamplin School of Business, Professor

Samuel Holloway



Franz Hall 425

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Sam Holloway is the Bay Area Distinguished Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship at the University of Portland.  His research on business model innovations examines how strategy affects the design of organizational architectures and has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Marketing Science Review, and Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, among others. His current research includes studying the business side of craft brewing. Based upon his research, Dr. Holloway (and fellow UP Professor, Dr. Mark Meckler) launched CRAFTINGASTRATEGY.COM, a global online learning community advising breweries in 15 countries on four continents.  Sam's research has led to keynote speeches at national beer industry events in Shanghai, Brussels, and several locations throughout the United States.  Sam teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oregon
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Pacific University
  • Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts, Willamette University

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