Liam Fahey is co-founder and executive director of Leadership Forum, Inc. He serves as professor of management practice at Babson College. Previously, he taught at Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and at Boston University. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and M.B.S. and B. Comm. degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Fahey's area of specialization is strategic management. His research, consulting and teaching focus on strategic leadership, competitive strategy, marketing and business intelligence. His research has appeared in such publications as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Marketing, American Journal of Small Business, Strategy and Leadership, and Harvard Business Review.
He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 50 articles or book chapters. His books include Learning from the Future: Competitive Foresight Scenarios, Competitors: Outwitting, Outmaneuvering and Outperforming, and The Portable MBA in Strategy. His next book addresses how to link strategy, intelligence and insight. He served as editor of Planning Review from 1987 to 1995. For 10 years, he co‑chaired The Strategic Leadership Forum's annual strategic management conference.
Fahey has received awards for his research, teaching and professional activity. His Ph.D. dissertation was awarded the A.T. Kearney "Certification of Distinction" by the Academy of Management. A (co-authored) Journal of Marketing article received that publication’s 1998 awards for best contribution to marketing theory and for best contribution to marketing practice. He was voted "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the Kellogg School’s students. He received the Meritorious Award for Distinguished Service from the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals in 1990.
Fahey has consulted with and/or conducted executive education programs for manufacturing, service and not‑for‑profit organizations, including AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, DaimlerChrysler, DuPont, Marriott Hotels, Motorola, National Starch and Chemical, Nortel, P&G, Pfizer, Schering‑Plough, Texas Instruments and Whirlpool. He has also made presentations in many executive education and development programs sponsored by industry and trade associations, consulting firms, universities and management education institutions in the U.S., Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe.