Colleen Mary Cunningham

Assistant Professor
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
London Business School

London Business School
Regent's Park
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7000 8154

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Research Interests

I study innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate strategy. I'm interested in how established firms and new ventures access the resources necessary to commercialize new technologies, how firms construct and implement innovation strategies, and the relationship between innovation and performance. My research is quantitative and typically focuses on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and energy industries.

Recent Publications

"Killer Acquisitions," with Song Ma and Florian Ederer, 2021, Journal of Political Economy, 129 (3) 649-702 (pre-print version).

  • Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the Best Paper in Antitrust Economics 2020, IIOC
  • Charles River Associates Award for the Best Paper on Corporate Finance 2018, WFA
  • Mark A. Satterthwaite Award for Outstanding Research in Healthcare Markets 2018
  • Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award, 2018 AOM Strategic Management Division

"The limits of relational governance: sales force strategies in the US medical device industry," with Aaron (Ronnie) Chatterji and John Joseph, 2019, Strategic Management Journal, 40 (1) 55-78. (pre-print version)

Papers Under Review

"Corporate proximity and business unit failure: Product market reentry following adverse events in the US medical device industry", with Cheonmok (John) Kim and John Joseph. Conditionally accepted at Academy of Management Journal.

"Inventive capabilities in the division of innovative labor," with Ashish Arora and Wes Cohen, 2018 NBER working paper. R&R at Strategic Management Journal.

"Where novelty pays: the role of geography in the financing of US medical device startups".

  • AOM Strategic Management Division Best Dissertation Finalist 2019
  • Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship 2017/18

"Those who can, search: Regulatory stringency and external R&D investment in the U.S Electricity Industry" with Nilanjana Dutt.

"Keeping invention confidential" with Aldona Kapačinskaitė.