Strategy and Innovation

Our mission is to provide thought leadership in the field of strategy in order to inform our peers, students, and, ultimately, the practitioners worldwide who must deal with the realities of a complex and fast‐changing world. We focus broadly on how new and established firms generate and sustain performance differentials over their competitors. We are interested in exploring not just the appropriate strategy for conditions but how firms execute on that strategy and the practices that most effectively enable implementation. We place particular emphasis on the study of innovation in different kinds of organizations and the role of technological change in creating new industries and reshaping existing ones.

Faculty

Iain Cockburn

Iain Cockburn

Chair of Strategy and Innovation
Richard C. Shipley Professor in Management
Questrom School of Business

Kira Fabrizio

Kira Fabrizio

Dean’s Research Fellow
Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Caroline Flammer

Caroline Flammer

Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Jeff Furman

Jeff Furman

Faculty Director of Undergraduate Program
Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Stine Grodal

Stine Grodal

Dean’s Research Fellow
Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Siobhan O’Mahony

Siobhan O’Mahony

Dean’s Research Fellow
Associate Professor Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Timothy Simcoe

Timothy Simcoe

Dean’s Research Fellow
Associate Professor Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Rosemarie Ziedonis

Rosemarie Ziedonis

Dean’s Research Fellow, Associate Professor
Strategy and Innovation
Questrom School of Business

PHDs

Hye Young Kang

PhD Candidate in Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Rebecca Karp

PhD Candidate in Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Sina Khoshsokhan

PhD Candidate in Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Jacqueline “Jax” Kirtley

PhD Candidate in Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Cesare Righi

PhD Candidate in Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Ying Wang

PhD Candidate in Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Jeremy Watson

PhD Candidate in Strategy & Innovation
Questrom School of Business

Visiting Scholars

Dominic Distel

Dominic Distel

PhD Candidate, Technical University of Munich
Consultant, McKinsey

Areas of Expertise: markets for technology, intellectual property, technology licensing and commercialization

Martin Murmann

Martin Murmann

PhD candidate, Center for European Economic Research

Areas of Expertise: entrepreneurship, human capital, founding teams and skill mixes in young firms

Our Research Interests

● Creativity and design

● Diffusion of innovations and new business models

● Disruptive innovation and platform competition

● Dynamics of industry standards

● Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

● Entry­timing advantages

● Flexibility, modularity, and firm performance

● Innovation strategies

● Innovation communities and networks

● Intellectual property

● Learning and knowledge transfer

● Reorganization and firm turnaround

● Strategic alliances and acquisitions

● Selected industry expertise: telecommunications, software, biotechnology, information

technology, nanotechnology, creative industries

Our Philosophy

We believe that rigorous, first‐class research is key to the understanding of modern strategy and innovation phenomena. Because of that, we strive to attract the best and strongest faculty in our domain and create a vibrant intellectual environment where they can flourish. We believe that the complex, fast‐changing strategy issues of today require an interdisciplinary approach, and so our faculty expertise range from organizational theory to economics to sociology. We believe in collegiality and collaboration, and are proud of being part of an eclectic and highly motivated group of researchers and instructors. We are committed to excellence inside the classroom, in our research, and in our professional activities.


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