Sharon Belenzon is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Strategy unit at the Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research is dedicated to advance the understanding of how firm organizational structure mediates, and is mediated by, firm strategy, and of how investments in science by corporations and by universities affect technical change. His research has been featured in top academic journals, such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Research Policy and Journal of Law and Economics. Professor Belenzon received his PhD from the London School of Economics, and completed post-doctorate work at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. He has also been the recipient of the Kauffman foundation post-doctorate fellowship at the NBER. He earned MA and BA degrees in Economics from Tel-Aviv University. Belenzon has been an Associate Editor for Management Science from January 2016 and for Strategic Management Journal from July 2016.
Research interests: Science and innovation, business ecosystems, theory of the firm, organization design
Teaching: Corporate Strategy (MBA, EMBA), Emerging Markets Strategy (MBA, EMBA), Economics of Innovation (PhD)
Papers to patents: The withdrawal of large US corporations from research is narrowing the scope of innovation (with Ashish Arora and Andrea Patacconi), Nature 552, S10, 7 December 2017
Additional analysis: A firm shift (with Ashish Arora and Andrea Patacconi), Nature 552, S10 (7 December 2017)
The decline of science in corporate R&D (with Ashish Arora and Andrea Patacconi), Strategic Management Journal 39(1): 3-32, January 2018 (lead article)
Main media coverage: Washington Post, New York Times, Fortune (December 10, 2015), Fortune (December 21, 2015), Vox, CBS radio (San Francisco), Science, The Observer, Brookings Institution, The Chronicle, Congressional briefing, Financial Times, The Atlantic
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