Strategy & 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.

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.

Download FactsheetOur Research Interests

  • Creativity and design
  • Diffusion of innovations and new business models
  • Disruptive innovation and platform competition
  • Dynamics of industry standards
  • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
  • Entry-timing 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

For general inquiries, please contact:

Ashley Waters
Senior Program Coordinator
Phone: (617) 358-6078