Erwin Danneels is Associate Professor of Strategy at the College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida. He was also on the faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Emory University's Goizueta Business School, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and Bocconi University in Milan. He received an MBA from the University of Ghent in Belgium, an MS from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Penn State University. His teaching focuses on commercialization of new technology, and he researches the growth and renewal of corporations in the face of changing technological environments. In particular, he studies product innovation and second-order competences as vehicles for growth and renewal, including their organizational and cultural antecedents and their performance effects. He received three dissertation competition awards, including the Best Dissertation Proposal from the Product Development and Management Association. He won a three-year National Science Foundation grant to conduct a large scale study of product innovation and growth in public US firms. He has published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal, and he is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.