Hello! I’m an assistant professor of Strategy at Bentley University. Broadly, I study the intersection of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. More specifically, my research examines competitive dynamics (how firms choose specific actions and respond to their rivals), industry evolution (how industries, and the firms that comprise them, change over time) and the performance implications of these forces. Often, I consider the role of top management team characteristics in shaping firm evolution through their influence on strategic choices such as innovation, avenues for growth, or investment patterns.
My current work explores how top management teams in the 3D printing industry utilize prior experiences to enact complex or consistent patterns of competitive activity, and the implications of this competitive activity for firm performance in a dynamic and evolving industry. In the same vein, I am currently investigating the intersection of strategic leader interfaces with the patterns of competition. Most recently, I have begun work on a project that seeks to integrate the behavioral theory of the firm with Austrian economic principles to provide a cogent description of non-optimizing firms competing in dis-equilibrium environments, and how this environment brings about specific patterns of competitive activity.
Methodologically, I am interested in the application of econometric techniques as well as the use of simulations, scenario-based experiments, and formal theoretical methods. My work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Long Range Planning, and Strategic Organization, among others.
Prior to joining Bentley, I worked for several years as an economic/forensic consultant for Navigant, where I was involved in the investigation and resolution of numerous major commercial disputes with an aggregate value of over $2B, and well as assisting with organizational restructurings and development of risk management strategies. From time to time, I continue to do periodic consulting work in this space.
My CV (last updated January 2022) can be downloaded here.