Strategy Research Foundation Leadership

SRF activities are directed by a team of Co-Chairs. These individuals are appointed to staggered three-year renewable terms. The primary responsibilities of the Co-Chairs are to develop and review themes and focus areas for the SRF, develop policies for SRF research funding with the SMS board, and operate all aspects of the research funding programs in cooperation with the SMS Office.

The Co-Chairs appoint Program Directors to help organize and implement individual research programs. Program Chairs have renewable three-year terms.

SRF Co-Chairs

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Catherine Maritan
... is an Associate Professor at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. She received a Ph.D. in strategic management from Purdue University, has held visiting appointments at Dartmouth College and Purdue ...
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Mahka Moeen an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School. She studies how entrepreneurs and firms create and enter nascent industries, with a focus on strategies that...

SRF Dissertation Research Program

Program Chair

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Tammy L. Madsen the M. Keck Foundation Professor of Strategic Management and a former Associate Dean of the Leavey School of Business. She teaches in the areas of strategy, digital transformation, and...

Associate Program Chair

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Giada Di Stefano an Associate Professor of Strategy at Bocconi University. Her general research interests are in the area of innovation, knowledge, and organizational learning. More specifically, she studies the creation and transfer of knowledge, with...

SRF Research in Organizations Program

Program Chair

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Riitta Katila the William M. Keck Sr. Professor of Management at Stanford University and Research Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Her research intersects technology strategy, innovation, and organizational learning. She is an expert on collaboration and competition, and she co-created STVP’s PEAK Purposeful Entrepreneurship initiative. She teaches in the areas of strategy, innovation, and...

SRF Research in Strategic Management Program

Program Chair

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Jackson Nickerson a Professor Emeritus of Organization and Strategy at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Jackson was the Associate Dean and Director of Brookings Executive Education from...