Olga Bruyaka, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Management at West Virginia University. She received her PhD in Management from EM Lyon Business School (France). Olga Bruyaka’s research is focused on inter-organizational alliances and is anchored in the resource-based view and signaling theory. In particular, Olga Bruyaka’s studies how alliance portfolios and R&D strategy of high-tech firms shape their resource-based advantage, differential role of alliance portfolio diversity as a predictor of small firms’ shut down versus sell-off, the role of alliance portfolio diversity as a flow signal and its direct and meditating effects on firms’ market value, the effects of firms’ signaling through patents and publications on the formation and composition of alliance portfolios, inter-partner dynamics in light of an adverse event. Olga Bruyaka has publications in highly regarded academic journals including Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, and Information Technology and Management journal among others.