Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Samina Karim

474 Dodge Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D., Corporate Strategy, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

M.A., Applied Economics, University of Michigan

Ed.M., Education, Harvard University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Research & Teaching Interests

Prof. Karim's research focuses on acquisitions and alliances, corporate restructuring and organization design, and innovation through reconfiguration and redeployment of resources and activities. Her teaching is in the areas of corporate and global strategies, innovation strategies for established firms, and competitive strategy.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Prof. Karim taught at Boston University's Strategy & Innovation Department for thirteen years. Earlier in her career, she worked as an R&D software engineer with Hewlett-Packard's medical products group.

Services to the Profession

Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal (2014-present)

Senior Editor, Journal of Organization Design (2013-present)

Chair Leadership, Academy of Management's Business Policy & Strategy Division (2016-2021)

Chair Leadership, Strategic Management Society's Competitive Strategy Interest Group (2014-2016)

Board Member, Consortium for Cooperation and Competition (2016-present)"

Conferences Organized: ODC (2014); CCC (2013, 2014); BPS Doctoral Consortium (2011, 2012); SRF (2011)

Awards & Recognition

Best Conference Paper Prize Nominee, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (2014)

Professor of the Year Award (MBA Cohort A), Boston University Questrom School of Business (2013)

Faculty Graduate Commencement Speaker, Boston University Questrom School of Business (2013)

Favorite Professor, Poets & Quants "The Top MBAs Name Their Favorite Business School Professors", 2015


Selected Publications

Karim, Samina, Timothy N. Carroll and Chris P. Long (2016). “Delaying change: Examining how industry and managerial turbulence impact structural realignment.” Academy of Management Journal 59(3): 791-817.

Lee, Chi-Hyon, Manuela Hoehn-Weiss and Samina Karim (2016). "Grouping interdependent tasks: Using spectral graph partitioning to study complex systems." Strategic Management Journal 37(1): 177-191.

Dobrajska, Magda, Stephan Billinger and Samina Karim (2015). "Delegation within hierarchies: How information processing and knowledge characteristics influence the allocation of formal and real decision authority." Organization Science 26(3): 687-704.

Karim, Samina and Aseem Kaul (2015). "Structural recombination and innovation: Unlocking internal knowledge synergy through structural change." Organization Science 26(2): 439-455.

Hoehn-Weiss, Manuela and Samina Karim (2014). "Unpacking functional alliance portfolios: How signals of venture viability affect new-venture outcome." Strategic Management Journal 35(9): 1364-1385.


Selected Presentations

INSEAD, seminar (Fontainebleau, France) (Jun 2015)

BI Norwegian Business School, seminar (Oslo, Norway) (May 2015)

University of California at Irvine, seminar (Irvine, CA) (Feb 2015)

Harvard University, seminar (Cambridge, MA) (Dec 2014)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seminar (Champaign, IL) (Nov 2014)