Exequiel (Zeke) Hernandez is the Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Assistant Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He studies how firms strategically use formal and informal external relationships to internationalize, innovate, and enhance their performance. His work contains three distinctive themes. The first explores how immigrants function as conduits of knowledge that facilitate the foreign expansion and performance of firms. The second focuses on how networks and institutions jointly affect the innovation outcomes firms get from cross-national knowledge partnerships (e.g. R&D alliances). The third considers how firms strategically use corporate strategies (acquisitions, divestitures) to reshape the structure of their alliance networks, to enhance access to novel resources and protect existing resources. Zeke has won numerous best paper and teaching awards, and received the inaugural emerging scholar awards from the Strategic Management and International Management divisions of the Academy of Management. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2011.