Faculty Directory

Richard A. D’Aveni

Bakala Professor of Strategy





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CPA, Massachusetts; PhD, Columbia University, 1987; MBA, Boston University, 1979; JD, Suffolk University, 1979; AB, Cornell University, 1975

Areas of Expertise

Business, corporate, and global strategy; organizational design and top management teams

Current Research Topics

  • Strategies for nations and corporations to revive America's economic power
  • Strategic capitalism
  • Hypercompetition
  • Price-quality competition

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1988–present
  • Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986–88

Nonacademic positions

  • Special Consultant, Federal Trade Commission, 1991–98
  • Lawyer/CPA, Coopers & Lybrand, 1979–82
  • Project Manager, Governor’s Staff, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1977–78
  • Legislative staff, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1975–77 

Board memberships

  • Board of Scholars, Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale University

Editorial positions

  • Editorial Boards, Strategic Management Journal, 1994–95 and 2008–present
  • Organization Science, 1992–2002
  • Administrative Science Quarterly, 1995–96
  • Academy of Management Journal, 1991–96

Working Papers

  • With K. Pauwels, "The Dynamics of Price-Quality Competition: Oligopolistic, Resource-Based, or Hypercompetition?"


  • Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World and Top 10 Strategy Thinkers (CNN, The Times, The Times of India)
  • Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum
  • A.T. Kearney Award; Richard D. Irwin Foundation Fellowship
  • Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center Fellow, Wharton School
  • Runner-Up for Outstanding Teaching Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Honorable Mention, Academy of Management Hall of Fame
  • Nominee, SMS McKinsey Best Paper, Strategic Management Society, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Strategic Capitalism: Reviving American Economic Power and Winning the Capitalist Cold War, McGraw-Hill, 2012
  • Beating the Commodity Trap: Improving Your Competitive Position and Pricing Power, Harvard Business School Press, 2010
  • "Mapping Your Competitive Position," Harvard Business Review, November 2007
  • With D. Ravenscraft and P. Anderson, "From Corporate Strategy to Business-Level Advantage: Relatedness as Resource Congruence," Managerial and Decision Economics, 25(6-7), 2004
  • "Corporate Spheres of Influence," MIT Sloan Management Review, 45(4), 2004
  • "The Empire Strikes Back: Counter-Revolutionary Strategies for Industry Leaders," Harvard Business Review, November 2002
  • Strategic Supremacy, The Free Press, 2001
  • "New Organizational Forms and Strategies for Managing in Hypercompetitive Environments," Organization Science, 1999
  • Hypercompetition, The Free Press, 1994