In her research, Tyler applies behavioral theory using cognitive,organizational, and relational lenses to study executive andorganizational decision making and cooperation in alliances, product development, supplier-buyer relationships, investment decisions, and multi-institutional partnerships.

Her studies have been published in Strategic Management Journal; Organization Science; Journal of Management Studies; Journal of Operations Management; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Product Innovation Management; and Journal of Supply Chain Management, among others.

Tyler serves on review boards for the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Management Studies, and is also the HPC Visiting Professor, School of Management, University of Bath, United Kingdom. She is a professor emerita at North Carolina State University.