My Research

Research interests

The problem of sharing resources efficiently within the diversified firm has been central to the concerns of the management literature. On the one hand, firms can reap economies of scope when resources are shared among related activities (Penrose, 1959; Teece, 1980, 1982). On the other hand, resource sharing can increase the need for coordination and monitoring – creating diseconomies of scope (Hill, Hitt, & Hoskisson, 1992; Jones & Hill, 1988). Thus, firms face important strategic trade-offs when pursuing higher performance via resource sharing (Levinthal & Wu, 2010; Natividad & Rawley, 2016; Rawley, 2010; Zhou, 2011). My research aims to contribute to work in this area by theoretically and empirically exploring mechanisms that link resource sharing, diversification, and firm performance. In my dissertation, I focus particularly on the boundary conditions for efficient resource sharing and the performance consequences for diversified firms.

Dissertation research

Geographic Proximity and the Related Diversification Advantage (Job Market Paper)

  • Academy of Management Proceedings / Best Paper, 2018 – Strategic Management Division (STR / formerly BPS)
  • Presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2018
  • Presented at the Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation, 2018

On the Boundaries of Relatedness: Intra- vs. Inter-Business Resource Sharing and Performance (Working Paper)

When the Fort Holds You Down: How Local Resource Sharing Can Constrain Future Growth (Data Analysis)

Other research

The Dampening Effect of Interdependencies on Adaptation (with Sendil Ethiraj & Maggie Zhou; Theory Development)

  • Presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2017
  • Presented at the Transatlantic Doctoral Conference, 2017
  • Presented at the Vienna Conference on Strategy, Organizational Design, and Innovation, 2017

Should They Stay or Should They Go? Agglomeration, Labor Hoarding, and Firm Performance (Data Analysis)