Elena Kulchina is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the North Carolina State University. Her research interests are at the intersection of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business. Her areas of research are foreign and domestic entrepreneurs, management of entrepreneurial and multinational ventures, and strategy and geography. In her recent projects, Elena is interested in understanding what roles entrepreneurs play in their firms after founding, whether they personally run their ventures, how they form their support networks, and how they govern their relationships with the start-up team. Her work has been published in Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal. Elena has received multiple research awards, including the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship, the Emerging Scholar Award in International Management from the Academy of Management, the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, and the NFIB Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship from the Academy of Management. Her work has been funded by the Kauffman Foundation, University of Virginia (Darden) Batten Institute, and Duke University. Elena serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review. She was previously an assistant professor at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. She received her doctorate degree in strategic management from the University of Toronto.