Corporate Strategy IG

Corporate Strategy Leadership


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Mario Schijven
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program Chair

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Metin Sengul
Boston College

Associate Program Chair

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Tony Tong
University of Colorado, Boulder

Engagement Officer

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Sandra Corredor
University of Connecticut

The Corporate Strategy Interest Group considers the decisions, actions and outcomes associated with an organization's portfolio of business lines. The research and practice of corporate strategy considers actions associated with changing the firm's scope and profile of business lines including vertical integration, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate diversification strategy/organization, implementation and performance. Recent research considers how resources shape a firm's scope and relatedness of business lines, how firm resource composition influence merger and acquisition outcomes, how diversified firms are managed most effectively and why and when divestiture becomes viable. Other areas of interest include how a firm's resources impact upon its growth and divestment decisions, when different modes of growth and reduction are used, and what tradeoffs exist among various types of diversification strategy and its organization alternatives. Corporate strategy draws from a wide range of theories and methods to help explain the determinants and performance outcomes of managing the scope and boundaries of the diversified firm.

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Youtha Cuypers
NOVA University Lisbon
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Arkadiy Sakhartov
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Yu Zhang
China Europe International Business School
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Afonso Almeida Costa
Nova School of Business and Economics
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Sandra Corredor
University of Connecticut
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Magdalena Dobrajska
Carlos III University of Madrid