DegreePhD, Yale University, 1985; MPhil, Yale University, 1982; MA, Yale University, 1981; AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1979
AREAS OF EXPERTISEBusiness strategy, technology
Firm capabilities, innovation and knowledge management, strategic change, women executives
With S. Winter, "Untangling Dynamic and Operational Capabilities: Strategy for the (N)ever Changing World," Strategic Management Journal, 2011; with A. Leiponen, "Location, Decentralization, and Knowledge Sources for Innovation," Organization Science, 2011; with A. Leiponen, "Innovation Objectives, Knowledge Sources, and the Benefits of Breadth," Strategic Management Journal, 2010; with A. Taylor, "Organizational Linkages for Surviving Technological Change: Complementary Assets, Middle Management, and Ambidexterity," Organization Science, 2009; with R. Agarwal, "Strategic Renewal of Organizations," Organization Science, 20(2), 2009; with S. Finkelstein, W. Mitchell, M. Peteraf, H. Singh, D. Teece, and S. Winter, Dynamic Capabilities: Understanding Strategic Change in Organizations, Blackwell Publishing, 2007
With M. Peteraf, "Cognitive Capabilities and the Microfoundations of Dynamic Managerial Capabilities”; with M. Campo-Rembado, "Integrative Capabilities, Vertical Integration, and Innovation Over Successive Technology Lifecycles"; with C. Stadler and G. Verona, "The Impact of Dynamic Capabilities on Resource Development"; with A. Lipparini and G. Verona, "Exploring Ambidexterity in Supplier Sets: Evidence from the Italian Motor Vehicle Sector"
Fellow, Strategic Management Society; The Wharton School MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, 1994; Phi Beta Kappa
Academic positions: Tuck School of Business, 1998–present; Faculty Affiliate, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies, 2001–present, Academic Co-director, Back in Business program, 2005–07, Tuck School; Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1991–98; Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1987–91; Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management, 1985–87
Editorial positions: Associate Editor, Palgrave Dictionary of Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal; Editorial Board, Academy of Management Perspectives, Industry and Innovation, Strategic Organization
Constance Helfat’s research seeks to understand the nature of strategic change in organizations, particularly change that is a result of emerging technology, knowledge, and capabilities. She teaches the elective courses Market Entry and Growth Strategy and Strategic Principles of the Internet Business.