I study business dynamics, focusing on how businesses overcome constraints to change and, in turn, how changes influence business performance in developed and emerging markets.

My current projects study business dynamics in several industries, including the telecommunications, trucking, auto, and healthcare sectors.

Primary questions within business dynamics theory

  • How do firms change in the face of constraints to change?
  • Why do some businesses survive while their competitors fail?


  • Industry interests: Medical sector, trucking, telecommunications, auto sector

  • Inter-organizational relationships: Alliances, acquisitions, divestiture

  • International strategy in developed and emerging markets

  • Pharmaceutical strategy
  • Technology strategy and sources of innovation

  • Manufacturing strategy

  • Buyer-supplier relationships

  • Commercialisation of academic research

  • Strategy and performance of business groups in emerging market economies

Update: February 5, 2009