Tom Dowling

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2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
MS University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1978 Recipient of Provost Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship (1976-78)

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Affiliated with: 
College of Business
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Book Chapters:

T. Dowling, E. Larson & L. Piecuch. “Out of Africa: A business case study.” In. Jan Targalski (Ed) Case Studies on Polish Businesses. Krakow Academy of Economics press, Krakow, Poland, 56-73, 1993.

Case Studies:

Larson, E. W. & T. Dowling. "URKI, a case study in Entrepreneurship." (A - B) &Teaching Notes. 1995. Polish and English versions available from Free Enterprise Transition Center, Krakow, Poland.

Larson, E. W. & T. Dowling. "Out of Africa: A business case study." (A -B) & Teaching Notes. 1995. Polish and English versions available from Free Enterprise Transition Center, Krakow, Poland.

Beyond OSU

Oregon State University, College of Business

1982 - present Adjunct Instructor, Department of Management· Acting Director, Small business Institute (SBI), and· Venture Management Program (1988-89)(Course areas: Managerial & Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change & Design, Innovation & Entreneurship, Management Consulting)(Research areas: Managerial Behavior & Decision Making, and Organizational Behavior Impacts on Information Systems Performance)

Oxford Centre for Management Studies, Oxford UniversityOxfordshire, England

1/81 - 6/81 Visiting AssociateParticipated in seminar presentation for corporate management in MIS strategic planning and development and implementation of information systems.

Dowling Consulting Services, Inc., Corvallis, ORPresident

1978 - present Management and information systems consultant to more than 200 clients since 1975, including: · Fortune 100 and 500 firms - natural resources, manufacturing, insurance, and financial services· Professional service firms - medical, engineering, architectural, accounting, and legal· Small business and new venture - retail, service, and manufacturing· Government agencies - federal, state, and local· Not-for-profit organizations - health, child and family welfare, vocational training and rehabilitation, agricultural cooperatives

American Computer & Electronic Services Corp., Corvallis, OR, Principal

8/88 - present Partner in information systems planning and c9omputer engineering consulting firm. Client base regional and national specializing in insurance companies, financial services, professional services firms, and government aencies.

IML Publishing, Inc., Division of American International Printing, Inc., Washington, D. C.

4/73 - 2/5 Assistant to PresidentOperations supervisor, MIS system project manager, government and foreign contracts, client and external relations, and publication rights negotiation.

Professional Affiliations: 

American Management Association (AMA)

Academy of Management

American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)

American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)

Phi Kappa Phi

Corvallis Chamber of Commerce

My Publications


T. Dowling, Workshop presentation on strategic planning and competitive strategies, Meeting of the Oregon Data Processing Managers Association. Portland, OR, 2005.

T. Dowling, Presentation to the OSU Native American Institute, Presentation at the OSU Native American Institute. Corvallis, OR, 2002.

T. Dowling, Business plan application to new ventures in the field of energy efficiency, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy National Meeting. Monterey, CA, 2000.