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Jeffrey J. Reuer University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Purdue University, USA

Jeffrey J. Reuer is the Blake Family Endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Governance at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where he is also the Area Coordinator. Before joining Purdue, he was the Boyd W. Harris, Jr. Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Strategic Management at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina. Professor Reuer has led courses and seminars on business and corporate strategy, strategic investment decisions, and strategic alliances in MBA and Ph.D. programs as well as for many organizations (e.g., Areva, Eli Lilly, Ernst and Young, Euroforum, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LG, NEC, Owens Corning, Pfizer, Philips International BV, and the World Bank). He has taught in executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Duke University, INSEAD, the Indian School of Business, and Peking University. He is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, for the best core course in the weekend executive MBA program. Professor Reuer’s research uses organizational economics to investigate firms’ external corporate development activities and growth options (e.g., strategic alliances, acquisitions, and initial public offerings). He was the first recipient of the Strategic Management Society’s Emerging Scholar Award. He is widely published in the field's major academic journals and has been invited to present papers at more than seventy universities throughout the world. His publication credits include six books, and the results of his research have also appeared as practice-oriented articles and research briefings in the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Financial Times, and the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. Professor Reuer serves as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and as a Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies, and he has received five best reviewer awards for his service. He was elected to a five-year term as an officer of the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management, after serving as a member of the Executive Committee and Research Committee. During the 2012-2013 academic year he will serve as the Division Chair. He was a program chair of the Strategic Management Society’s (SMS') international conference in Washington, DC and its conference in Guangzhou, China, and he was a co-founder of the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group. He is the Chief Grants Officer at the Strategy Research Foundation and serves on that organization’s Executive Committee.