The Strategy Research Group is a multi-disciplinary collection of scholars,
predominantly from within but also from outside the Smith School of Business at
the University of Maryland. The group’s scholars bring a wide ranging set of
perspectives — strategic
management, organizational theory, cognitive theory, economic history,
organizational economics, and others—
to explore issues around firms’ performance.
As a group, we are particularly interested in and excited by topics such as
reputation and competitive dynamics, management of uncertainty, intangible
assets, innovation and entrepreneurship, social networks, strategies for
emerging markets, location of economic activity, and the boundary of the firm.
The group is focused on research for both academics and practitioners. For
academic audiences, regular activities include a seminar series that features
speakers from leading universities, a
brown-bag seminar series with internal speakers,
sponsorship of academic conferences, and support of PhD student education. For
practitioner audiences, regular activities include management insights from
current and classic strategy research by the group’s scholars and position
briefs on current and emerging business news events.