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Denisa Mindruta has completed her dissertation in Strategic Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a M.A. in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook and a B.S. in Mathematics and Sociology from the University of Bucharest. Prior to joining HEC, she held various research, teaching and consulting positions in Romania, France and the U.S.
Her research and teaching interests include academic and corporate entrepreneurship, the management of technology (particularly in two-sided markets contexts), and the political economy of innovation. Current research focuses on entrepreneurial activities involving university and industry partnerships.
Her work has been recognized with several awards and scholarships, including a Dissertation Fellowship from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a selection among the finalists in the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Competition (2007), and the AOM Technology and Innovation Management Division Best Conference Paper Award (2008).
"A Two-sided Matching Approach for Partner Selection and Assessing Complementarities in Partners’ Attributes in Inter-firm Alliances", Strategic Management Journal, January 2016, vol. 37, n° 1, pp. 206-231 (in coll. with M. MOEEN, R. AGARWAL).
"Value Creation in University - Firm Research Collaborations: A Matching Approach", Strategic Management Journal, June 2013, vol. 34, n° 6, pp. 644-665.
"Building Consensual Institutions: Networks and the National Estuary Program", American Journal of Political Science, 2003, vol. 47, n° 1, pp. 143-158 (in coll. with M. Schneider, J. Scholz, M. Lubell, M. Edwardsen).
"Was Huntington Right? Testing Cultural Legacies and the Civilizational Border", International Politics, 2002, vol. 39, n° 2 (in coll. with A. Mungiu-Pippidi).
"Capabilities or Institutional Opportunities? An Investigation on How Capitalist Regimes Impact Exploration and Exploitation Strategies", Mimeo, (in coll. with G. Hoetker).
"Institutions and the Direction of Innovative Search: Change and Persistence Between and Within Countries", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with G. HOETKER).
"A Two-Sided Matching Approach for Partner Selection and Assessing Complementarities in Partners’ Attributes in Inter-Firm Alliances", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2014 (in coll. with M. MOEEN, R. AGARWAL).
"Institutions and the direction of innovative search: Change and persistence between and within countries", Mimeo, 2014 (in coll. with J. E. ALBINO PIMENTEL, G. HOETKER).
Employment Date: 2008
Main courses taught at HEC
2009 Ph.D. in Business Administration , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
2002 M.A in Political Science, Stony Brook University, USA.
1997 B.S. in Sociology, University of Bucharest , Romania.
1993 B.S. in Mathematics, University of Bucharest , Romania.
Academic responsibilities at HEC
2015- Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy.
2008-2014 Assistant Professor.
2008- Member, GREGHEC (CNRS).
External academic responsibilities
2005-2007 Instructor, Business Policy and Strategy (Undergraduate capstone course) , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation
Member, Academy of Management Association (BPS, Entrepreneurship, TIM, OMT Divisions).
Member, Strategic Management Society, EGOS, ISNIE.
Member of the Research Committee, BPS Division, Academy of Management.
Member of the Editorial Review Board of the Strategic Management Journal; Reviewer, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy.
Member of the SMJ Editorial Review Board.
Reviewer, Academy of Management Meetings, Strategic Management Society Conference, INFORMS/Organization Science dissertation proposal competition.
Research Seminar Series HEC Paris .
Awards & Honors
2016 2016 Strategic Management Society Special Conference Rome Best Paper Prize for the paper 'Stars and their Constellations: Determining Relative Value-Add in Team-Based Science', Janet Bercovitz, Denisa Mindruta, and Maryann Fedman.
2008 Best Student Paper Award, Technology and Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management.
2008 Best Paper Proceedings of the 2008 Meeting of the Academy of Management ; Winner of the 2008 Technology and Management Division Best Conference Paper.
2005 Ewing Marion Kauffman Dissertation Fellow.
2003 Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the Best Paper in 2002, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.
University-Industry Technology Transfer
Political Economy of Innovation