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Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Strategic management seeks to explain and predict variations in organizational performance that arise from differing strategies, organizational designs, and environmental conditions. Thus, we conduct research and teach courses that involve multiple levels of the organization including top management teams, the organizational structure and strategies of the firm, and the evolution of industries.

Faculty members in this area bring diverse perspectives from a number of disciplines including management and economics. They utilize a variety of tools, models, and methodologies to understand how firms are established, grow, and change.

Research

Strategy faculty members maintain active research programs, examining issues that are fundamental to the educational and public engagement missions of the College of Business. Our research addresses topics such as corporate and business strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, knowledge management, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Our research regularly appears in the top journals in our fields and has contributed to the development of new research domains within management. We also serve on the editorial boards of leading journals and have held editorial positions in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategic management, and technology management.

Teaching

Research conducted by the strategy faculty members serve as the basis for our high-quality teaching at all levels of the curriculum. The educational mission of the strategy faculty is to develop leaders who understand the economic and strategic implications of their decisions and responsibilities. Thus, the courses in Strategy are designed to improve students' understanding of how the decisions of managers influence the economic performance of their firms. These courses combine rigorous managerial thinking with careful attention to market structures and organizational design in order to formulate as well as implement execute effective managerial strategies.

 

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