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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.

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Current Areas of Research

  • Allocation of talent
  • Business strategy and competition
  • Corporate strategy (mergers and acquisitions, corporate venture capital, strategic alliances)
  • Economic geography
  • Economics of digitization
  • Economics of innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and occupational choice
  • Human capital and labor mobility
  • Impact of regulation on innovation
  • Industry evolution
  • Innovation ecosystems
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Inter- and intra-firm knowledge networks and innovation
  • Internationalization of Chinese state-owned enterprises
  • Knowledge spillovers
  • Markets for technology
  • Patent law and policy
  • Sustainable development and multinational enterprises
  • Technology diffusion
  • Technology entrepreneurship and venture capital financing
  • Technology standards

Strategy & Innovation Faculty

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Marco Ceccagnoli
  • Area Coordinator
  • Professor
  • Professorship
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Anne Fuller
  • Senior Lecturer
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Jonathan Giuliano
  • Professor of the Practice
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Stuart Graham
  • Associate Professor
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David N. Ku
  • Regents Professor
  • Chairholder
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Astrid Marinoni
  • Assistant Professor
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John McIntyre
  • Professor
  • Program Director
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Alexander Oettl
  • Associate Professor
  • PhD Coordinator
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Frank T. Rothaermel
  • Professor
  • Chairholder
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Eunhee Sohn
  • Assistant Professor
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Peter Thompson
  • Professor
  • Chairholder
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Bill Todd
  • Professor of the Practice


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Marie Thursby
  • Regents Professor

Courtesy Appointments

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John Walsh
  • Professor