Curriculum Vitae

Robert Grant è SDA Professor di Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Attualmente, è Senior Professor presso l'Università Bocconi e precedentemente è stato titolare della ENI Chair of Strategic Management in the Energy Sector.

Collabora con SDA Bocconi dal 2009. Ha gestito progetti di ricerca e formazione con un gran numero di aziende, operanti in molti settori (tra cui energetico, farmaceutico, ingegneria aerospaziale e dei servizi finanziari) principalmente sui temi di strategia e sviluppo manageriale.

Le sue attività di ricerca si concentrano su competitive strategy e corporate strategy. È apprezzato per i suoi studi sulle teorie della resource-based view e knowledge-based view all’interno dell’azienda, l'analisi della capacità organizzativa e il ruolo dei sistemi di pianificazione strategica all'interno delle grandi aziende.

Le sue ricerche sono state pubblicate su Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning e altri journal. Autore di Contemporary Strategy Analysis (nona edizione, 2016) uno dei libri di strategia più consultati al mondo. È membro del consiglio editorial di Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Strategy & Leadership and Long Range Planning; è Elected Fellow di Strategic Management Society. È Visiting Professor presso la Cass Business School di Londra. Ha precedentemente ricoperto ruoli accademici presso la Georgetown University, la London Business School, la City University, la California Polytechnic, UCLA, la University of British Columbia e la University of St. Andrews.

Robert ha conseguito la Laurea triennale e specialistica in Economia presso la London School of Economics e un Dottorato in Management Studies presso la City University di Londra.

 

Pubblicazioni

Libri (ultimi dieci anni)

  • “Situating Dynamic Capabilities: A Capability Architecture Perspective”. In D.J. Teece and S. Leih (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities, Oxford University Press, forthcoming  (with A. Bakhru)
  • “Nonaka’s “Dynamic Theory of Knowledge Creation” (1994): Reflections and an Exploration of the “Ontological Dimension”. Chapter 4 of G. von Krogh, K. Kase and C.G. Cantón (eds.) Towards Organizational Knowledge: the Pioneering Work of Ikujiro Nonaka, Palgrave, 2013, pp. 77-95
  • Contemporary Strategy Analysis, (9th edition) Wiley, Chichester, 2016 (previous editions 1991-2013)
  • Foundations of Strategy, Wiley, Chichester, 2012 and 2015 (with J. Jordan)
  • “Interdependencies between People in Organizations” in A. Burton-Jones and J-C Spender, Oxford Handbook of Human Capital, Oxford University Press, 2011 (with J. Hayton)
  • “National Economic Development and the Competitive Advantage of Nations” in R. Huggins and H. Izushi, Competition, Competitive Advantage and Clusters. The Ideas of Michael Porter, Chapter 7. Oxford University Press, 2011
  • “Some Thoughts on Vittoria Coda’s Contribution ot Strategic Management.” Chapter 1 of Vittoria Coda, Entrepreneurial Values and Strategic Management, Palgrave, 2010

Articoli (ultimi dieci anni)

  • “What’s Holding Back Empirical Research into Organizational Capabilities? Remedies for Common Problems,” Strategic Organization Vol. 13, February 2015, pp. 61-74
  • “The Development of Knowledge Management in the Oil and Gas Industry”, Universia Business Review, Vol. 40, Special issue on Knowledge, Entrepreneurship and Capabilities edited by D.J. Teece and A.Y. Al-Aali, 2013, pp. 92-125
  • “Rejuvenating a Mature Journal: Charles Baden-Fuller’s Editorship of Long Range Planning, 1999-2010”, Long Range Planning, Vol. 45(2), 2012, pp. 93-104
  • “Reflections on Knowledge-based Approaches to the Organization of Production”, Journal of Management & Governance Vol. 16 (2) 2012, pp. 231-249
  • “Strategic and Organizational Challenges of Internationalisation in Financial Services”, Long Range Planning, Vol. 42, October 2009, (with M. Venzin)
  • “Strategic Management in a New Era”, Economia & Management No. 3, May 2009, pp. 1-10
  • “Why Strategy Teaching needs to be Theory Based”, Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 17 (no. 4), December 2008, pp. 276-281
  • “The Future of Management: Where is Gary Hamel Leading Us? Long Range Planning, Vol. 41, October 2008, pp. 468-482
  • “The Strategic Background to Corporate Accounting Scandals,” Long Range Planning, Vol. 39, August 2006, pp 361-383 (with M. Visconti)
  • “Strategic Management of Operating Exposure”, European Management Journal, Vol. 22 (1) February 2004,pp. 53-62 (with L. Soenen). Reprinted in P. Gangopadhyay and M. Chatterji (eds.), Economics of Globalization, Ashgate, 2005, pp. 219-234