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Reuer, Jeffrey J

Professor and the Guggenheim Endowed Chair in Business Design and Innovation


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research overview

  • Professor Reuer’s research uses organizational economics to investigate firms’ external corporate development activities and growth options (e.g., strategic alliances, international joint ventures, acquisitions, and initial public offerings). Recent projects are on the governance and design of alliances, collaborative strategies, and applications of information economics to various problems in strategy, international business, and entrepreneurship. He is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and was the first recipient of the SMS’ Emerging Scholar Award.


  • strategic management, entrepreneurship, international business, strategic alliances, acquisitions, initial public offerings


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courses taught

  • BPOL 7500 - Doctoral Seminar: Strategic Management 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides an overview of the literature, including classic articles and books, in business strategy andpolicy (strategic management). Brings the student up to date on schools of thought, research issues, and practical applications in strategic management.
  • BPOL 7530 - Doctoral Seminar: Strategic Management 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    Continuation of BPOL 7500.
  • MBAC 6050 - Strategy
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021 / Summer 2022 / Summer 2023
    Analyzes how firms can attain and sustain competitive advantage in today's competitive environment. Focuses on industry dynamics, competitive positioning, firm capabilities, and corporate innovation. Introduces a set of tools for assisting managers in solving complex, real-world business problems in strategy development. Integrates MBA learning in functional areas, and emphasizes the fit between competitive analysis and the role of management and organization.
  • MBAE 6050 - Executive Level Strategy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    The fundamental question of strategy is how firms can attain and sustain competitive advantage. In this course, we will analyze in depth the sources of competitive success among firms and develop skills and knowledge necessary to be an effective strategy analyst. You will enhance your strategic thinking skills by learning the concepts and tools of strategic analysis and by applying them to actual competitive situations in case studies and team work.
  • MBAE 6480 - M&A and Corporate Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Focuses on some of the key aspects of M&A deal-making and implementation; will adopt an integrative approach that emphasizes strategic management issues in corporate development. Through a combination of case studies and readings covering concepts and frameworks, course participants will be exposed to a range of M&A issues that can be grouped into four main pillars: 1) M&A within Corporate Strategy; 2) Advisory Inputs; 3) Corporate Development Tools; and 4) Deal Implementation.
  • MGMT 4850 - Senior Seminar in Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Covers the issues and challenges of running a firm in a competitive environment. It integrates and builds upon coursework in other functional areas. Discusses principles, frameworks, and techniques that helps understand how to analyze the competitive environment; firm sources of competitive advantage; competitive dynamics; and, specific types of strategies to promote firm performance. Focuses on specific company examples. Formerly MGMT 4000.
  • ORMG 7320 - Doctoral Seminar: Macro Aspects of Entrepreneurship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Critically investigates major issues in organization theory and provides students with experience in comprehensively surveying literature in subject areas such as organization design, power, culture, innovation, technology, environment, size, and strategy. Instructor consent required.


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