Our Mission. Duke Strategy is dedicated to advancing strategy scholarship and practice through world-class research and teaching. We are committed to the advancement of the discipline of strategy scholarship though rigorous research. We are committed to the advancement of business practice by addressing real-world problems and issues through our scholarship. We are committed to excellence in the classroom and to creating future business leaders. Finally, we are committed to the education of the next generation of leading strategy scholars and educators through our PhD program.
Our History. At the heart of Duke Strategy is a core of outstanding scholars. In 1999, Dean Rex Adams formed a committee chaired by Fuqua faculty members Rick Staelin and Arie Lewin to advance strategy scholarship and teaching at Fuqua. Starting in 2001, the school has recruited a set of strategy scholars to complement the strong strategy faculty who already were members of the Duke faculty. We introduced a strategy core course in all our MBA offerings (Daytime, GEMBA, WEMBA, CCMBA) that is now one of the most highly rated in the curricula. The Duke Strategy Concentration is an attractive major for students interested in management consulting and general management careers.
Our Impact. Today, Duke Strategy stands as one of the leading strategy groups in the world. In the five years from 2004 through 2008, analysis of peer-reviewed strategy publications found that Duke Strategy ranked in the top three in per capita publications and top five in total publications in core strategy journals.1 An independent analysis of citations to publications, meanwhile, found that Duke Strategy was ranked in the top three in the world in impact in the early 2000s.2
Our Future. Looking forward, we will continue to develop our faculty, generating research with impact for both knowledge and practice while educating future scholars and business leaders. We invite you to explore our website and to contact us with any questions or comments.
1. Based on our analysis of faculty from the top 100 business schools (U.S. and abroad) with strategy publications in eight journals tracked by the UT Dallas Business Research rankings from 2004 to 2008.
2. From L. Robinson and R. Adler. October 2003. "Business Research in Eight Business Disciplines". They looked at citations to faculty at 51 leading U.S. business schools. Duke Strategy faculty ranked 4th overall in mean citations and 7th overall in total citations. Combining these two rankings resulted in an aggregate rank of 3.