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Razvan Lungeanu is a Lecturer and doctoral candidate in Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research focuses on how business elites (top executives, board members, owners) and organizational endowments influence strategic decision-making. He is especially interested in the role of boards of directors on strategy in a variety of organizational settings, from young, entrepreneurial firms, to large pharmaceuticals and philanthropic foundations. He also studies how firms strategically use acquisitions, alliances, and in-house development to manage their technological goals, and the role of a firm’s business elite in making such strategic choices. His research has been published in the Family Business Review and has been presented at the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society.

Razvan has over 6 years of work experience in management consulting, having worked with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte Consulting, and KPMG in Europe, and with the Institute for Strategy and Logistics at BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. In this role, Razvan covered a variety of industries, from telecommunications to banking and oil and gas.

Areas of Expertise
Strategic Management
Boards of Directors
Venture capital and IPOs

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2013 (Expected), Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
M.Sc., 2006, Strategy, BI Norwegian Business School
B.Sc., 1999, Marketing and Economics, Academy of Economic Studies

Academic Positions
Instructor of Cross-Cultural Negotiations, Kellogg MBA & PTMBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2012-2012
Teaching Assistance for Leadership, Strategic Change and Organizational Design classes, Kellogg MBA, PTMBA and EMBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2007-2012

Other Professional Experience
Member, Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society
Ad hoc reviewer, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science

Grants and Awards
Emerald Best Paper Award, European Academy of Management 2012
Best Paper Runner-up, Israel Strategy Conference 2010
Best Paper Runner-up (out of 3) , Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference 2010
OMT Division Best Symposium Proposal Award, Academy of Management 2009
Dissertation Research Grant, Zell Center for Risk Research, Kellogg School of Management 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Conference Presentations
AoM Boston 2012, "Between Endogenous Logics: The Deinstitutionalization of Mortgage Lending as Carnival, not Tsunami”, 1/03/2012
Israel Strategy Conference Israel 2010, SMS Paper development Workshop Miami 2011, Consortium for Cooperation and Competition (CCC) University of Maryland 2012, EURAM Rotterdam 2012, AoM Boston 2012, SMS Prague 2012, “Well-Matched: Ownership Experience and IPO Success”, 1/02/2012
SMS Prague 2012, “Cannot Study One without the Others: An Examination of the Interdependencies among Strategic Means”, 1/01/2012
EGOS Lisbon 2010; AoM San Antonio 2011, “Janus-Faced Do-Gooders? An Upper Echelon Perspective on Philanthropic and Corporate Social Responsibility Priorities”, 1/01/2011
Israel Strategy Conference Israel 2010; SMS Special Conf. Brazil 2011, MSM Lafayette 2011; ACAC Atlanta GA 2011; AoM San Antonio 2011, “There Are Many Ways to Compete in the Technological Race: Firm Characteristics and R&D Vehicle Diversification”, 1/01/2011
Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference LBS London 2010, “How do we get there? Magnitude, Diversification and Dissimilarity of Strategic Vehicle Portfolios in the Pharmaceutical Industry”, 1/01/2010

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