I am an Associate Professor of Management and Organization (with tenure) at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College. I received my Ph.D. in strategy from INSEAD with a dissertation on delegation and control in multi-unit firms. My dissertation was a finalist for the Wiley-Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management. Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked as a consultant in the healthcare industry and also co-founded an advertisement agency, wherein I served as a managing-partner.
My research explores the drivers of organization design choices in complex organizations. I focus on strategic decisions by managers of multiunit-multimarket firms —such as diversified firms, business groups, and multinationals— and dual-purpose companies. My work has been published or forthcoming in the flagship organization design and strategy journals, including Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Organization Design, and Strategic Management Journal, and has received numerous scholarly distinctions. I also received best/developmental reviewer awards from Academy of Management Review (twice) and SMS Corporate Strategy IG (twice).
I currently serve as a senior editor for Organization Science and previously (2018-2020) served as a co-editor for the Journal of Organization Design. I am on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Global Strategy Journal, and Journal of Organization Design. In 2022, I served as the Chairperson of the Corporate Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society.
At the Carroll School, I teach the M.B.A. core courses Introduction to Strategic Management and Strategic Management and M.B.A. elective Competitive Strategy. I received the Coughlin award for graduate teaching in 2016.