Francisco Polidoro Junior, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in Strategy from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the cooperative and competitive strategies of technology-based firms. He investigates network dynamics resulting from interfirm alliances, institutional dynamics involving firms and outside parties such as regulators, the scientific community and financial analysts, and competitive dynamics among rivals. His research has appeared in top management journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He currently serves as Senior Editor at Organization Science. He has served or is currently serving or on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal.