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Leadership

Hugh Courtney, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Dean and Professor of International Business & Strategy

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An expert in business strategy and competitive dynamics, Courtney has published widely in leading practitioner journals such as the Harvard Business Review and McKinsey Quarterly. His book on strategy under uncertainty, 20/20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World (Harvard Business School Press, 2001), was a business bestseller. He was previously the Vice Dean and Associate Dean of Executive Programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and before returning to academia in 2002, he was with McKinsey & Company where he was a member of the Strategy Practice leadership team and led client service teams on six continents. His innovative consulting and research contributions while at McKinsey were recognized when Consulting Magazine named him as one of the five “Up and Comers” in the consulting industry in 2001. Courtney is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University and earned his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.

Greg Collier, D’Amore-McKim School of Business FAS Center Director and Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Strategy

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As a top rated professor, Collier’s focus is on competitive and corporate growth strategies, as well as entrepreneurial sales strategy. He is the former Assistant Dean of Executive Programs and Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. While at BU, he was instrumental in strengthening the MBA Strategy concentration as well as designing and implementing a similar concentration for the undergraduate program. Before entering academia in 2008, he had a successful career in leading strategic growth with firms such as Fidelity Investments, Electronic Data Systems, and General Motors. Collier earned his MBA at Eastern Michigan University and an undergraduate degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also received a degree in International Business from Thunderbird University. Among his accomplishments, between 1989 and 2000 he launched and developed EDS’s manufacturing practice in the Asia Pacific region. He was also responsible for significant growth initiatives with Fidelity Capital Management. Collier left the corporate arena to start several successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Rajesh Aggarwal, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Professor of Finance

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Published in top finance and economics journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics, Aggarwal’s current research interests cover all aspects of corporate finance. This includes corporate governance, the economics of organizations, optimal capital structure, bankruptcy, executive compensation, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, boards of directors, hedge fund performance evaluation, and fraud and stock market manipulation. Included in his publications is an article on Islamic Banks and Investment Financing. He previously served as the US Bancorp Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and as associate professor at the University of Virginia, University of Michigan, Oxford University, and Dartmouth College. Born in New Delhi, India, he received his BA in Economics from Yale University and his PhD in Business Economics (Finance) from Harvard University. Aggarwal received the MBA Elective Lecturer of the Year award from the Said Business School at Oxford University and was twice named Most Outstanding Full-time MBA Elective Faculty Member at the Carlson School. Other recent honors include the Progress Investment Management Company Best Research Prize for his work on emerging hedge fund managers, the Graham and Dodd Scroll Award from the Financial Analysts Journal, the China International Conference in Finance Best Paper Award, the Financial Research Association Best Discussant Award, and the Review of Financial Studies Distinguished Referee Award.

Ruth Aguilera, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Professor of International Business and Strategy

Ruth Aguilera, Professor at D'Amore-McKim School of Business

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Aguilera’s impressive list of published research includes, among others, pieces in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, British Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Corporate Governance: International Review, European Sociological Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management Journal. She was a professor at the University of Illinois before coming to Northeastern. She has spent considerable time conducting research internationally at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) in Berlin, the Università Bocconi in Milan, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI-MITI) in Tokyo, Sogang University in Seoul, and at ESADE Business School in her native Barcelona, Spain. During the academic year 2014-2015, she was a Visiting Full Professor in the Department of Strategy & Policy at NUS Business School in Singapore. Aguilera received a Graduate Diploma in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster, a Licenciatura in Economics from the University of Barcelona, and MA and PhD degrees in Organizational Sociology from Harvard University. She currently serves as a Senior Editor at Organization Science, as an Associate Editor of Corporate Governance: International Review, and as Consulting Editor at Journal of International Business Studies. She also serves in the boards of IMDEA Social Sciences (Madrid), Sorrell Corp. and CSR IMPACT Project (Brussels).

Fernando Suarez, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Jean C. Tempel Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Widely-cited for his research, Suarez’ expertise spans the areas of innovation and technology strategy, entry timing strategies, standards & dominant designs, industry evolution, categorical dynamics, platform competition, and the role of services in product firms. His publications have appeared in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Research Policy, Journal of Management, Industrial & Corporate Change, Operations Research, as well as in top practitioner-oriented publications such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Previously, he was at Boston University where he founded the Strategy and Innovation Department and served as its Chair from 2008 to 2013. He has also worked for the London Business School (UK), MIT Sloan School (USA), Hitotsubashi University (Japan), and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and ESE Business School (Chile). Suarez holds a PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master’s in Regional Planning from MIT, and a BA in Economics from the University of Chile in his native home Santiago, Chile. He has been active in both institutional and private entrepreneurial activities. Suarez launched the first globally-focused full-time MBA program in South America, which is today ranked among the top three Latin American MBA programs. He also launched a software company and became an early investor and advisor to a cybersecurity services start-up that grew to be a large business with offices in four countries. He has also consulted with and served in the Board of Directors of several private sector companies.