Riitta Katila is an Assistant Professor of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. Since receiving her Ph.D. in 2000, her research has influenced two research directions in strategic management. The first focuses on boundary-spanning activities such as acquisitions and collaborations, and the second on how firms re-deploy their existing technologies to create durable competitive advantage. She studies these questions longitudinally in technology-based industries such as robotics using a combination of quantitative, qualitative, and computational methods. Her work on these two key questions in technology strategy has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, Administrative Science Quarterly and other outlets, and is frequently cited by scholars in the strategy field.