Robert Grant is Senior Professor of the Department of Management and Technology at Bocconi University. He was formerly held the Eni Chair of Strategic Management.
He has cooperated with SDA Bocconi since 2008. He conducted research and training projects with a number of companies in many several different sectors (including energy, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and financial services) mainly on issues of strategy and management development.
His research activities focus on competitive and corporate strategy. He is known for his research contributions in the resource-based view of the firm, the knowledge-based view of the firm, the analysis of organizational capability, and role of strategic planning systems within large companies.
His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Long Range Planning and other journals. He is the author of Contemporary Strategy Analysis (ninth edition, 2016) one of the world’s most widely used strategy textbooks. He is editorial board member of Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Strategy & Leadership and Long Range Planning; and an Elected Fellow of the Strategic Management Society. He is Visiting Professor at the Cass Business School in London. He previously held faculty appointments at Georgetown University, London Business School, City University, California Polytechnic, UCLA, University of British Columbia and the University of St. Andrews.
Robert earned BSc and MSc degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Management Studies from City University, London.