Jeffrey J. Reuer is the Guggenheim Endowed Chair and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. Previously, he was the Blake Family Endowed Chair in Strategic Management at Purdue University, where he was also the Area Head. He has also served as the Boyd W. Harris, Jr. Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of North Carolina. He started his academic career on the faculty of INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Professor Reuer has led courses and seminars on business and corporate strategy, strategic investment decisions, and collaborative strategy in many graduate degree programs and organizations (e.g., Areva, Eli Lilly, Ernst and Young, Euroforum, Kiewit, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LG, McKinsey, NEC, Owens Corning, Pfizer, Philips International BV, and the World Bank). He has also taught in executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Duke University, INSEAD, the Indian School of Business, the University of Mannheim, the University of St. Gallen, and Peking University. He is the recipient of several MBA teaching awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award from Duke University for the best core course in the weekend executive MBA program, and the Salgo-Noren Outstanding Master’s Teaching Award at Purdue University.
Professor Reuer has served as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and as a Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. He has served on the editorial boards of seventeen journals and has received five best reviewer awards. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He has also served as chair of the nomination and selection committee of the Fellows of the SMS, Chief Grants Officer of the SRF, co-founder of the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group, and program chair of two SMS conferences. He is a Past Chair of the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management, and has also served on that organization's Executive Committee and Research Committee. With colleagues at Northwestern he co-founded the Midwest Strategy Meetings, an annual conference in its eighth year that is geared towards paper and career development for junior faculty and doctoral students at a consortium of business schools. He has organized and edited many special issues and specialty conferences, and he is currently co-editing a special issue of the Strategic Management Journal on the interplay between competition and cooperation.
Professor Reuer’s research uses organizational economics to investigate firms’ external corporate development activities and growth options (e.g., strategic alliances, international joint ventures, acquisitions, and initial public offerings). Recent projects are on the governance and design of alliances, collaborative strategies, and applications of information economics and real options theory to various problems in strategy, international business, and entrepreneurship. He is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and was the first recipient of the SMS’ Emerging Scholar Award. He is widely published in the field's major academic journals and has been invited to present his research at more than one hundred universities throughout the world. His publication credits also include nine published or forthcoming books. Managerial insights of his research have also appeared as articles and research briefings in the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Financial Times, and the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.