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The Center’s purpose is to champion research into business strategy at the Kellogg School. Currently it does this in two ways. First, it provides ongoing support for the Strategy Department’s seminar series. This backing supplements the Department’s regular budget, and allows the Department to arrange a full schedule of both well known and up-and-coming researchers. Second, it provides—usually in the form of matching funds—support for the research of individual faculty members and Ph.D. students who are investigating questions that relate to business strategy.

In the past the Center has most commonly funded data purchases and research assistance for particular, well defined projects. It also funds travel grants to Ph.D. students, usually, for attendance at conferences at which they have been invited to present a paper.

Finally, the Center has a special interest in the dynamics of competition. In addition to research projects in this area, it seeks to support the development of innovative course modules that enable students to develop a deeper understanding of how industries develop dynamically and how firms’ strategies both affect and cope with this uncertain evolution.

For further information, please contact Mark Satterthwaite.

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