Charles Williams
Bocconi University

Charles Williams is a strategy scholar at Bocconi University with an interest in how people, structure, and experience affect the process of change in firms. He has studied how firms adapt their knowledge while expanding abroad, how executive movement affects the likelihood of entering and exiting markets, and how entrepreneurial firms face the challenges of growth. His research spans technology intensive industries from telecommunications to medical devices to formula one automotive racing teams. Charles Williams has published scholarly articles in Management Science and Strategic Management Journal and has served on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science. He teaches strategy execution in Bocconi’s MBA, as well as corporate strategy in the Masters of International Management and strategy foundations in the PhD program. He previously taught at Duke University and the University of Illinois. Before earning his PhD at the University of Michigan he worked for CNN and the Economist Intelligence Unit.