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Sidney G Winter

Deloitte and Touche Professor Emeritus of Management

Research Interests: competitive advantage, firm capabilities, technological change

Contact Information

Address: 3027 SH-DH, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 898-4140
Office Fax: (215) 898-0401



PhD, Yale University, 1964; MA, Yale University, 1957; BA, Swarthmore College, 1956

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Fellow of the American Econometric Society, 1978; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1990

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1993-present (named Deloitte and Touche Professor of Management, 1993; Co-Director, Reginald H. Jones Center for Management Policy, Strategy, and Organization, 1999-2007). Previous appointments: Yale University; University of Michigan; University of California, Berkeley

Other Positions

Chief Economist, U.S. General Accounting Office, 1989-93; Research Economist, The RAND Corporation 1966-68, 1959-61; Staff Member, Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-62

Professional Leadership

Scientific Advisory Board, Danish Research Unit on Industrial Dynamics (DRUID); Associate Editor, Industrial & Corporate Change


  • T. Knudsen, Daniel A Levinthal, Sidney G Winter (Work In Progress), Hidden but in Plain Sight: The Role of Scale Adjustment in Industry Dynamics.
  • Sidney G Winter, David J. Bryce (2009), A General Relatedness Index, Management Science, 55: 1570-1585.  Abstract
  • Paul S. Adler, Mary Benner, David J. Brunner, John Paul MacDuffie, Emi Osono, Bradley Staats, Hirotaka Takeuchi, Michael L. Tushman, Sidney G Winter (2009), Perspectives on the Productivity Dilemma, Journal of Operations Management, 27 (2), 99 - 113.  
  • Sidney G Winter, M. Jacobides (2005), The Co-evolution of Capabilities and Transaction Costs: Explaining the Institutional Structure of Production, Strategic Management Journal, 26: 395-413.  Abstract
  • Sidney G Winter (2003), Understanding Dynamic Capabilities, Strategic Management Journal, 24: 991-995 (Co-winner of the Strategic Management Journal Best Paper Prize, 2009).  Abstract
  • M. Zollo, Sidney G Winter (2002), Deliberate Learning and the Evolution of Dynamic Capabilities, Organization Science, 13: 339-351.  Abstract
  • Sidney G Winter, G. Szulanski (2001), Replication as Strategy, Organization Science, 12: 730-743.  Abstract
  • G. Dosi, R. R. Nelson, Sidney G Winter, eds., The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities (2000).
  • Sidney G Winter, R. R. Nelson (1982), An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Translated editions in Chinese (1998), Russian (2000), Portuguese (2006) and Japanese (2007) have appeared.
  • Gabriel Szulanski, Sidney G Winter, Rossella Cappetta (Working), “Opening the Black Box of Knowledge Transfer: The Role of Replication Accuracy”.  Description

Awards And Honors

  • Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, 2009
  • Honorary Doctorates from London Business School, 2009
  • Honorary Doctorates from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland, 2008
  • Viipuri Prize for Strategic Management, Society for Viipuri School of Economics, Lappeenranta, Finland, 2008
  • Honorary Doctorates from Southern Denmark University, 2006
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1990
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society, 1978

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