Get inside the heads of the world’s top executives with the Michigan Ross strategy faculty.

You’ll learn what drives big business decisions, as well as the consequences of those decisions. What sets Michigan Ross apart is how you’ll learn to apply ideas from many disciplines — economics, organizational theory, social psychology, and sociology — to business strategy. This diversity of ideas prepares you for the real business world, where you’ll be expected to spawn new ideas. The Michigan Ross approach also gives you a relevant picture of the corporation’s growing role in society.

Jim Westphal, Chair
westjd@umich.edu

Cheryl Strickland, Faculty Support Administrator
strickla@umich.edu

Strategy Faculty Directory

Chair: Jim Westphal

Jim conducts research in the areas of strategic management and organizational theory, with a focus on social and psychological processes in corporate governance and strategic decision making.

Strategy PhD Program

Strategy's doctoral program is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students for careers in academia.

The program emphasizes:

  1. rigorous coursework that prepares students to conduct all aspects of strategic management research from theory building to sophisticated empirical research;
  2. close collaboration with faculty on research projects, beginning early in the program and continuing to graduation and beyond;
  3. socialization of students into a career of academic research and teaching, including regular participation in research colloquia and informal interaction with and mentoring from faculty.

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Strategy at Michigan Ross

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Strategy Courses

Get details on specific courses including key required classes and electives for Michigan Ross degree programs.

STRATEGY COURSES

Publications & Awards

Authors
Felipe Csaszar and Dan Levinthal
Published Date
08/2015

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
XX
Issue: 
XX
Pages: 
XXX
Authors
Felipe Csaszar and Alfredo Enrione
Published Date
03/2015

Source

Sloan Management Review
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
17-20

Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt: Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

Authors
Michael Jensen
Published Date
2015

Source

Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 
60
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
NP1-NP3

The Real Oscar Curse: The Negative Consequences of Positive Identity Shifts

Authors
Michael Jensen, Heeyon Kim
Published Date
2015

Source

Organization Science
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-21

Business Model Innovation: Concepts, Analysis, and Cases

Authors
Allan Afuah
Published Date
3/2014

Source

New York, NY: Routledge

Pages

Seth Carnahan

Grant
Research Grant
Awarded by
Kauffman Foundation
Date Received
2015

Seth Carnahan

Grant
Research Grant #1561250
Awarded by
National Science Foundation
Date Received
01/2016

Amy Nguyen-Chyung

Grant
(Seeking New Insights and Potential Sources of New Entrepreneurial Growth: Women - Research Grant): Androgynous Names and Entrepreneurial Outcomes
Awarded by
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Date Received
10/2015

Brian Wu

Grant
3M Non-tenured Faculty Award
Awarded by
3M Corporation
Date Received
01/2015

Gautam Ahuja

Award
SMS Knowledge & Innovation IG Best Paper Award, Strategic Management Society
Awarded by
Strategic Management Society
Date Received
10/2015

Pages

SEMINAR SERIES

Winter 2016 Seminar Series for the Strategy department. 

HOSMER-HALL FACULTY LUNCHEONS

The Hosmer-Hall Interdisciplinary Research Luncheons bring Ross faculty together to discuss current research projects.