Elena Kulchina is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining NCSU, she was an Assistant Professor at Duke University. Her research examines what role founders play in their firms after founding and how they form support teams of early employees. Her work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, and Organization Science. Elena has received multiple research awards, including the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship and the Emerging Scholar Award in International Management from the Academy of Management. Her work has been funded by the Kauffman Foundation and University of Virginia Batten Institute. Elena serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review. She has previously served as a Representative at Large of the SMS Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group.