Assistant Professor of Management
Research Interests: strategic decision making, cognition, strategic change, game theory, innovation
Harvard Business School (Boston, MA):
Doctor of Business Administration, Strategy
Amherst College (Amherst, MA):
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Psychology
My research explores how cognitive processes, namely the mental processes by which individuals interpret situations, and acquire and process information, drive strategic decision-making and strategic interactions. Be it at crucial decision making points such as mergers and acquisitions or expansions, during periods of strategic innovation and change, or when competing with other firms, differences across strategic leaders in these cognitive processes can lead to significant performance differences across the firms. My research investigates some of the ways in which these processes can vary across decision makers, and how these differences affect performance. Thus, it provides a different, cognitive lens with which to understand persistent performance differences across firms, the central issue in strategy.