Constace E. Helfat

J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy

E-Mailconstance.e.helfat@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Phone603-646-3423

DegreePhD, Yale University, 1985; MPhil, Yale University, 1982; MA, Yale University, 1981; AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1979

AREAS OF EXPERTISEBusiness strategy, technology

Current Research Topics

  • Business and corporate strategy, especially firm capabilities and adaptation to change, with application to innovation, top management, vertical integration

Selected Publications

  • With M. Peteraf, “Managerial Cognitive Capabilities and the Microfoundations of Dynamic Capabilities,” Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming
  • With R. Bettis, A. Gambardella, and W. Mitchell, “Quantitative Empirical Analysis in Strategic Management,” Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming
  • With S. Karim, “Fit Between Organization Design and Organizational Routines,” Journal of Organization Design, forthcoming
  • With J. Martin, “Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: A Perspective on the Relationship Between Managers, Creativity and Innovation in Organizations,” in Christina Shalley, Michael Hitt, and Jing Zhou, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Multilevel Linkages, Oxford University Press, forthcoming
  • With C. Stadler and G. Verona, “The Impact of Dynamic Capabilities on Resource Access and Development,” Organization Science, 24(6), 2013
  • “Technical Fitness,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
  • “Evolutionary Fitness,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
  • With T. Zuzul, “Capability Lifecycle,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
  • With A. Hugill, “Managerial Resources and Capabilities,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
  • With A. Hill, “Managerial Rents,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

Working Papers

  • With J. Martin, “Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: A Review and Assessment of Managerial Impact on Strategic Change”
  • With M. Campo-Rembado, “Integrative Capabilities, Vertical Integration, and Innovation Over Successive Technology Lifecycles”
  • With A. Lipparini and G. Verona, “Ambidexterity in Inter-firm Partnerships: Evidence from Buyer-Supplier Relationships in the Italian Motor Vehicle Sector”
  • With K. Boudreau, K. Lakhani, and M. Menietti, “Field Evidence on Individual Behavior and Performance in Rank-order Tournaments”

Awards

  • Viipuri Prize, Lappeeranta University of Technology in Finland
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Technology and Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management
  • Fellow of the Strategic Management Society
  • Yale University Graduate Fellowship
  • Distinction on Ph.D. Qualifying Examination in Economic History
  • High Honors in Economics and Great Distinction in General Scholarship, University of California at Berkeley
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Academic positions

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

  • J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy, 2004–present
  • Research Affiliate, Center for Digital Strategies, 1999–present
  • Professor of Strategy and Technology, 2002–04
  • Associate Professor of Business Administration (with tenure), 1998–2002

Harvard Business School

  • Visiting Scholar, Strategy Unit, 2008–09

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management, 1991–98

Northwestern University, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Strategy, 1987–91

University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management

  • Assistant Professor, 1985–87

Editorial positions

  • Co-editor, Strategic Management Journal, 2013–present
  • Associate Editor, Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, 2009–present
  • Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal, 2007–13
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 2001–08
  • Special Issue Co-editor (with Rajshree Agarwal), Organization Science, Special Issue on Strategic Renewal, 2006–08
  • Special Issue on Strategic Renewal, 2006–08
  • Special Senior Editor, Organization Science, 1999–01
  • Special Issue Editor, Strategic Management Journal, Special Issue on The Evolution of Capabilities, 1999–2000