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Associate Professor

Strategy and Business Policy

Member of CNRS-GREGHEC Research Group

Denisa Mindruta is an Associate Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris. She obtained her PhD in strategic management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines how organizations and individuals within organizations create and appropriate value through strategic partnering. A number of her projects have examined the matching process driving partnership formation, both theoretically and empirically. She has explored this phenomenon in a variety of contexts involving contractual relationships between employees, teams, firms, universities, and non-profit organizations. Denisa’s research was published in the Strategic Management Journal and the American Journal of Political Science.

Her work has been recognized with several awards and fellowships. Denisa was a finalist for the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Competition and for the Wiley Blackwell Dissertation Award. She obtained the AOM Technology and Innovation Management Division Best Conference Paper Award in 2008. She is also a Kauffman Foundation dissertation fellow.

Denisa currently serves on the editorial review board of the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review. Over the years, she has served as Representative-at-Large for the Strategic Human Capital (2014-2016), the Cooperative Strategies (2016-2018), and the Competitive Strategies (2017-2019) Interest Groups at the Strategic Management Society.

At HEC Paris, she teaches Strategy and Technology Management in the PhD, specialized masters, and MBA programs.



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