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Gonçalo PACHECO DE ALMEIDA

Professor

Strategy and Business Policy

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Biography

Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida is the Dieter Schwarz Foundation Chaired Full Professor of Strategy and Negotiation and the Academic Director of the MBA Strategy Specialization at HEC Paris. He is also a member of CNRS-GREGHEC, the French National Research Center and HEC Paris research lab. Gonçalo received his PhD in Management from INSEAD and holds a MBA degree in Strategy and Finance and a BA degree in Economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics. Prior to HEC Paris, he was a tenure-track professor in the Management department at the Stern School of Business, New York University (2002-2011), a guest lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris), an instructor at the Nova School of Business and Economics, and a strategy and risk management consultant.

Gonçalo is interested in the areas of strategy dynamics, competition, innovation, negotiation, logic and causation, business and politics, and sustainability, and his work has focused on the energy, high tech, and education sectors. His research articles have been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Strategy Science and the Academy of Management Journal. He is an Associated Editor at Management Science and serves on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal. His research has been featured in the business media and received the HEC Foundation Best Paper Award, the Syntec French Management Consulting Best Article in Finance and Strategy (one award and one nomination), an Honorable Mention at the Strategic Management Society, and a Distinguished Paper Award and four Best Paper Nominations at the Academy of Management. He was also granted several research fellowships.

At HEC Paris, Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida teaches Advanced Strategy, Strategy Dynamics, Negotiation, Business Strategy, Industry and Competitor Analysis in the Executive Education, EMBA, MBA, PhD, MSc, and Grand Ecole programs. He has received the 2013 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Best Professor at HEC Paris Award and the HEC MBA Classes of 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2018, 2014, 2013, and 2012 Best Professor Awards. In 2016, 2017, and 2020 Gonçalo was nominated again for the BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Best Professor at HEC Paris Award. In 2018, he was named one of the Favorite Professors of the Best and Brightest MBAs worldwide by Poets & Quants.

Scientific articles

The Half-Life of Political Capital: An Examination of the Temporal Effects of Board Political Connections

Strategic Management Journal, December 2023, vol. 44, n° 13, pp 3252-3288, (in coll. with A. HAWK, D. LAHIRI)

Alliance Formation and Firm Value

Management Science, February 2019, vol. 65, n° 2, pp 879–895, (in coll. with L. CABRAL)

Applying Random Coefficient Models to Strategy Research: Identifying and Exploring Firm Heterogeneous Effects

Strategy Science, September 2018, vol. 3, n° 3, pp 481-553, (in coll. with J. ALCÁCER, W. CHUNG, A. HAWK)

Time Compression (Dis)Economies: An Empirical Analysis

Strategic Management Journal, September 2018, vol. 39, n° 9, pp 2489-2516, (in coll. with A. HAWK)

The Right Speed and Its Value

Strategic Management Journal, February 2015, vol. 36, n° 2, pp 159-176, (in coll. with A. HAWK, B. YEUNG)

Fast-Mover Advantages: Speed Capabilities and Entry into the Emerging Submarket of Atlantic Basin LNG

Strategic Management Journal, february, 3 2013, vol. 34, n° 13, pp 1531-1550, (in coll. with A. Hawk, B. Yeung)

Some Like It Free: Innovators Strategic Use of Disclosure to Slow Down Competition

Strategic Management Journal, July 2012, vol. 33, n° 7, pp 773-793, (in coll. with P. Zemsky)

Erosion, Time Compression, and Self-Displacement of Leaders in Hypercompetitive Environments

Strategic Management Journal, february, 3 2010, vol. 31, n° 13, pp 1498-1526,

Resolving the Commitment vs. Flexibility Trade-Off: The Role of Resource Accumulation Lags

Academy of Management Journal, June 2008, vol. 51, n° 3, pp 517-536, (in coll. with K. Cool, J. Henderson)

The Timing of Resource Development and Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Management Science, 2007, vol. 53, n° 4, pp 651-666, (in coll. with P. Zemsky)

Chapters in edited books

Resolving the Commitment versus Flexibility Trade-off: The Role of Resource Accumulation Lags

Competitive Strategy, C. Maritan, M. Peteraf (Eds), Edward Elgar Publishing

Proceedings

The Half-Life of Political Capital: An Examination of the Temporal Effects of Political Connections

Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) (Virtual) , 2020 , 2020 , 1 (D. LAHIRI, A. HAWK)

The Cost of Accelerating Technology Transfer: An Empirical Analysis of Time Compression Diseconomies

Firm Heterogeneity in Speed Capabilities and Entry into the Emerging Subfield of Atlantic Basin LNG

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings , 2009 (A. Hawk, B. Yeung)

Time Compression in Turbulent Environments

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings , 2009

Working papers

The (Geo)Politics of Technology Transfer Acceleration

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2024

The 'Bang for the Buck' of Political Strategies: Evidence from Profit Persistence

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2024

Time Frictions

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2024

Acceleration vs. Experimentation

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2020

Scientific articles

The Half-Life of Political Capital: An Examination of the Temporal Effects of Board Political Connections

Strategic Management Journal, December 2023, vol. 44, n° 13, pp 3252-3288, (in coll. with A. HAWK, D. LAHIRI)

Alliance Formation and Firm Value

Management Science, February 2019, vol. 65, n° 2, pp 879–895, (in coll. with L. CABRAL)

Applying Random Coefficient Models to Strategy Research: Identifying and Exploring Firm Heterogeneous Effects

Strategy Science, September 2018, vol. 3, n° 3, pp 481-553, (in coll. with J. ALCÁCER, W. CHUNG, A. HAWK)

Time Compression (Dis)Economies: An Empirical Analysis

Strategic Management Journal, September 2018, vol. 39, n° 9, pp 2489-2516, (in coll. with A. HAWK)

Chapters in edited books

Resolving the Commitment versus Flexibility Trade-off: The Role of Resource Accumulation Lags

Competitive Strategy, C. Maritan, M. Peteraf (Eds), Edward Elgar Publishing

Proceedings

The Half-Life of Political Capital: An Examination of the Temporal Effects of Political Connections

Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) (Virtual) , 2020 , 2020 , 1 (D. LAHIRI, A. HAWK)

The Cost of Accelerating Technology Transfer: An Empirical Analysis of Time Compression Diseconomies

Firm Heterogeneity in Speed Capabilities and Entry into the Emerging Subfield of Atlantic Basin LNG

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings , 2009 (A. Hawk, B. Yeung)

Time Compression in Turbulent Environments

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings , 2009

Working papers

The (Geo)Politics of Technology Transfer Acceleration

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2024

The 'Bang for the Buck' of Political Strategies: Evidence from Profit Persistence

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2024

Time Frictions

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2024

Acceleration vs. Experimentation

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2020

Education

  • Ph.D. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • M.Sc. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • M.B.A., Strategy and Finance, Nova School of Business and Economics - Portugal
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Nova School of Business and Economics - Portugal

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2022-2023 Department Head, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris
  • 2020- Professor, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris
  • 2020- The Dieter Schwarz Foundation Chaired Professor of Strategy and Negotiation HEC Paris
  • 2011-2020 Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris
  • 2011- Academic Director of the MBA Strategy Specialization and Elective Phases HEC Paris
  • 2011- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2002-2011 Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Policy New York University
  • 2000-2000 Guest Lecturer, Business Department Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
  • 1995-1997 Instructor, Business and Economics Nova School of Business and Economics

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Academy of Management, INFORMS, Strategic Management Society, Sloan Industry Studies Association, Social Science Research Network

Editorial activities

  • 2020- Associate Editor at Management Science
  • 2014-2015 Strategic Management Society, Competitive Strategy Representative-at-Large
  • August 2010- Strategic Management Journal Editorial Board Member
  • 2009-2011 BPS Academy of Management Research Committee
  • Reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Management Science, Manufacturing Service Operations Management, Organization Science, RAND Journal of Economics, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, Strategy Research Forum, Academy of Management Meetings, Strategic Management Society Meetings

  • Conference organisation

  • 2014-2015 Teaching Workshop co-organizer, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference (CSIG)
  • 2009-2009 11th Annual Strategy Research Forum Co-Organizer, Annapolis, MD
  • 2008-2009 Symposium Chair and Organizer, Academy of Management Meetings
  • 2007-2008 Cross-Disciplinary Strategy Seminar Series organizer, Stern School of Business, New York University (co-sponsored by the Management and Organizations and Economics departments)
  • Awards & honors

    • 2023 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2024 Best Professor Award
    • 2022 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2023 Best Professor Award
    • 2021 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2022 Best Professor Award
    • 2020 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2021 Best Professor Award
    • 2020 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen 2020 Teaching Award Runner-Up
    • 2018 Favorite Professor of Best Brightest MBAs worldwide in 2018 by Poets QuantsFavorite Professor of Best Brightest MBAs worldwide in 2018 by Poets Quants
    • 2017 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2018 Best Professor Award
    • 2017 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen 2017 Teaching Award Runner-Up
    • 2016 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Best Professor at HEC Paris Teaching Nomination
    • 2016 Syntec French Consulting Association Best Article Nomination in Strategy and Finance
    • 2016 HEC Paris Foundation Research Grant
    • 2015 HEC Paris Foundation Best Research Article Award
    • 2014 IBM Faculty Award
    • 2013 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2014 Best Professor Award
    • 2013 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Best Professor at HEC Paris Teaching Award
    • 2012 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2013 Best Professor Award
    • 2012 Syntec French Consulting Association Best Article Award in Strategy and Finance
    • 2011 HEC Paris MBA Class of 2012 Best Professor Award
    • 2010 Strategic Management Society Honorable Mention for the Best Paper Prize
    • 2009 BPS Academy of Management two Best Paper Nominations
    • 2008 BPS Academy of Management Distinguished Paper Award
    • 2008 BPS Academy of Management Best Paper Nomination
    • 2002 New York University Stern Teaching and Research Supplement
    • 2001 INSEAD PhD Fellowship
    • 1997 Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology
    • 1997 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
    • 1995 Nova School of Business and Economics MBA Grant