Arnold Cooper was the Louis A. Weil Jr. Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management before retiring in 2005 and has taught strategic management and entrepreneurship at Purdue since 1963. He has served on the faculties or as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School, Stanford University, The Wharton School, and others. His research interests include: influences upon entrepreneurship and the performance of new firms, strategic responses to technological threats, and relationships between strategy and performance. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and The Journal of Business Venturing. In 1997, he received the "International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research," a lifetime contributions award.