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Academics

Strategy & Innovation

Faculty in the Strategy & Innovation area focus on research and teaching in the areas of strategy and innovation. Strategy is defined by the question of 'Why are some companies successful while others fail?'

The field builds on and integrates other functional areas to further our understanding of how firms gain and sustain a competitive advantage. Innovation, in turn, broadly includes value creating activities, such as those associated with the creation of new or improved ideas, products, processes, services, and organizational business models. Examples of topics of research interest and strength for our area at the intersection of strategy and innovation are technology-based entrepreneurship, R&D productivity, appropriability of returns from innovation, internal and external knowledge networks, intellectual human capital, and markets for technology.

Current Areas of Research
  • Academic entrepreneurship and technology commercialization
  • Economics and sociology of science
  • Economics of innovation and technological change
  • Entrepreneurship and Occupational Choice
  • Industry evolution
  • Intellectual property strategies
  • Inventor networks and knowledge production
  • Markets for technology
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and innovation
  • Open innovation and crowdsourcing
  • Production and Diffusion of Ideas
  • Profiting from innovation
  • STEM human capital and labor markets
  • Strategic Alliances and Technology Licensing
  • Strategic Interaction in High-Tech Industry
  • Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Strategy & Innovation Faculty
Profile image for Marco Ceccagnoli
Marco Ceccagnoli
Area Coordinator, Associate Professor 
Profile image for Annamaria Conti
Annamaria Conti
Assistant Professor 
Profile image for Jonathan Giuliano
Jonathan Giuliano
Professor of the Practice 
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Stuart Graham
Associate Professor 
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Matthew Higgins
Associate Professor, Term Professorship, PhD Coordinator 
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David N. Ku
Regents Professor, Special Chairholder 
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John McIntyre
Professor, Program Director 
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Alexander Oettl
Associate Professor 
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Frank T. Rothaermel
Professor, Special Chairholder 
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Pian Shu
Assistant Professor 
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Eunhee Sohn
Assistant Professor 
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Peter Thompson
Senior Associate Dean, Professor 
Profile image for Laurina Zhang
Laurina Zhang
Assistant Professor 

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John Walsh
Professor, School of Public Policy (courtesy appointment) 
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Laurie Garrow
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering