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Jim Ritchie-Dunham

Clinical Associate Professor

Department:     Management

Research Areas:     Strategy, Ecosystem-wide Flourishing, Ecosynomic Pactoecography

Jim Ritchie-Dunham is a clinical associate professor of strategy in The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. The strategic systems-change frameworks he developed have guided thousands of groups in hundreds of initiatives in 59 countries in banking, building renovation, development, education, energy, health, insurance, manufacturing, and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.  

Ritchie-Dunham’s scholarly research on abundance-based systems of agreements fields (ecosynomic pactoecography) is informed by field tests in 59 countries and survey data from more than 164,000 responses in 126 countries. His scholarly network includes formal affiliations with Harvard’s Center for Work, Health, & Well-being in the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Institute for Strategic Clarity’s global network.

Ritchie-Dunham has described this work in the books "Leadership for Flourishing" (forthcoming), “Agreements" (2023), "Ecosynomics: The Science of Abundance" (2014), and "Managing from Clarity: Identifying, Aligning and Leveraging Strategic Resources" (2001), and in chapters, practical and scholarly articles, videos, audios, online courses, and an online knowledgebase. He has taught this work in undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, and executive-education courses and lectures at leading universities in 27 countries since 1993.

Ritchie-Dunham earned a B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, an MIM from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from ESADE, and a Ph.D. in decision sciences from The University of Texas at Austin.



University of Texas at Austin MSIS Department Fellowship


Dana Meadows Award, Honorable Mention, System Dynamics Society


W.W. Cooper Fellowship