Faculty Directory

Ron Adner

Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration

Areas of Expertise

Strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy; Strategy in Innovation Ecosystems


PhD, MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1998; ME, BME, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1993


Ron Adner’s award-winning research and teaching introduce a new perspective on value creation and competition when industry boundaries break down in the wake of ecosystem disruption.  His two books, The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss (2012) and Winning the Right Game: How to Disrupt, Defend, and Deliver in a Changing World (forthcoming, October 2021) have been heralded as landmark contributions to the strategy literature.  Clayton Christensen (Innovator’s Dilemma) described his work as “Path-breaking,” and Jim Collins (Good to Great) has called him “One of our most important strategic thinkers for the 21st century.”