Faculty Profiles



Robert A Burgelman

Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management
Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program



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Academic Degrees

PhD Philosophy in Management of Organizations, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 1980;
Master of Philosophy in Management of Organizations, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 1978;
Master of Arts in Sociology Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, 1978;
Licenciate in Applied Economic Sciences, Antwerp University (UFSIA), 1969.




Professional Experience

At Stanford since 1981.

Instructor–Asst. Prof., New York Univ.,1978–81; Visiting Lecturer, State Univ. of New York, 1976–77; Instructor, Antwerp Univ., 1970–73.


Selected Publications

Managing the Strategic Dynamics of Acquisition Integration: Lessons From HP and Compaq: California Management Review, 2006 
Managing Internal Corporate Venturing Cycles: Sloan Management Review, 2005 
Strategic Dynamics: Concepts and Cases, McGraw-Hill, 2005 
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004 
Strategy is Destiny: How Strategy-Making Shapes a Company’s Future, Free Press, 2002 

Working Papers

2048: Toward Electric Cars and Clean Coal: A Comparative Analysis of Strategies and Strategy-Making in the U.S. and China 
2040: Prigogine's Theory of Dynamics of Far-From-Equilibrium Systems Informs the Role Strategy-Making in Organizational Evolution 
2013: The Drive Toward the Electric Mile – A Proposal for a Minimum Winning Game 
1997: U.S. Dependence on Oil in 2008: Facts, Figures and Context 
2045: Combining Grounded Theorizing and Historical Methods: A Proposal to Strengthen the Power of Qualitative Research 

Selected Cases

SM2048: Toward Electric Cars and Clean Coal: A Comparative Analysis of Strategies and Strategy-Making in the U.S. and China 
SM1987: Cutting the Strategy Diamond in High-Technology Ventures 
SAP AG in 2006: Driving Corporate Transformation 
SAP Banking in 2006: Fostering Innovation in Banking through the Business Process Platform 
SM151: Infosys Consulting in 2006: Leading the Next Generation of Business and Information Technology Consulting 

Awards and Honors

Dr. Merc. H. C, 2003, Copenhagen Business School 
Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Fellow, 1997 
Marvin Bower Fellow, 1992, Harvard Business School 
Outstanding Paper Award, Division of Business Policy and Planning, 1984, Academy of Management 
Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Research in the Field of Strategic Management, 1980, Academy of Management and General Electric Company 

Courses Taught

STRAMGT 371 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation 
STRAMGT 381 Leading Strategic Change in the Health Care Industry 
STRAMGT 573 Strategic Thinking in Action - In Business & Beyond: Evolution of the Global Semiconductor Industry 
STRAMGT 574 Strategic Thinking in Action - In Business and Beyond (II) 

Centers/Programs

Stanford Executive Program
Executive Program for Growing Companies
Executive Program in Strategy and Organization
Leading Change and Organizational Renewal

Affiliations

Editorial Board: California Management Review 
Director: Stanford Executive Program 
Member: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society 


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