Faculty Directory

Margaret A. Peteraf

Leon E. Williams Professor of Management








PhD, Yale University, 1987; MPhil, Yale University, 1982; MA, Yale University, 1981; BA, Eastern Washington University, 1979

Areas of Expertise

Competitive strategy, corporate strategy


M&A Strategy and International Expansion


Margaret Peteraf teaches a variety of MBA and Executive Education courses in strategy and leadership.

Current Research Topics

  • Resource-based theory, dynamic capabilities, and organizational change

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2000–present
  • Faculty Affiliate, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies, Tuck School, 2001–present
  • Visiting Professor, Kellogg-Recanati-HKUST Executive MBA Program, 1997–2001
  • Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, 1996–2000
  • Research Associate, Transportation Center, Northwestern University, 1994–96
  • Assistant Professor, 1987–94, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1994–96, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Board memberships

  • Advisory Board of the Ibero-American Chair in Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Grupo Santander Board of Advisors of IADE, the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Board of Governors, Academy of Management, 2007-09

Editorial positions

  • Executive Editor, International Journal of Strategic Change Management
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, Managerial and Decision Economics
  • Editorial Board, Academy of Management Review, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, Journal of Strategic Management Education, Managerial and Decision Economics, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Nankai Management Review


  • Fellow, Strategic Management Society
  • Best Paper, Strategic Management Journal, 1999
  • Bruce Erickson Teaching Award, 1999
  • Carlson Executive MBA Curtis Cup Award for Outstanding Teacher in Executive Education, 1997 

Selected Publications

  • With G. Di Stefano and G. Verona, "Dynamic Capabilities Deconstructed," Industrial and Corporate Change, 19, 2010
  • With C. Helfat, "Understanding Dynamic Capabilities: Progress Along a Developmental Path," Strategic Organization, 7, 2009
  • With M. Easterby-Smith and M. Lyles, "Dynamic Capabilities: Current Debates and Future Directions," British Journal of Management, 20, 2009
  • With R. Reed, "Managerial Discretion and Internal Alignment Under Regulatory Constraints and Change," Strategic Management Journal, 28, 2007
  • With C. Helfat et al., Dynamic Capabilities: Understanding Strategic Change in Organizations, Blackwell Publishing, 2007
  • With C. Helfat, "The Dynamic Resource-Based View: Capability Lifecycles," Strategic Management Journal, 24, 2003
  • With M. Bergen, "Scanning Dynamic Competitive Landscapes: A Market-Based and Resource-Based Framework," Strategic Management Journal, 24(10), 2003
  • With J. Barney, "Unraveling the Resource-Based Tangle," Managerial and Decision Economics, 24, June–July 2003
  • With D. Dranove and M. Shanley, "Do Strategic Groups Exist? An Economic Framework for Analysis," Strategic Management Journal, 19, 1998
  • With M. Shanley, "Getting to Know You: A Theory of Strategic Group Identity," Strategic Management Journal, 18, 1997