Guggenheim Endowed Chair • Professor
Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations

Koelbel - 402M

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 is a founding Editor in Chief of the Strategic Management Review.  He recently co-edited a special issue of the Strategic Management Journal on the interplay between competition and cooperation, as well as a special issue of Strategy Science on strategic decisions and the integration of strategic management research.  He has been a member of the editorial boards of seventeen journals and has received five best reviewer awards.  He has served 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 Strategy Research Foundation, co-founder of the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group, and program chair of two SMS conferences.  He is a Past Chair of the Strategic Management  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 that is geared towards paper and career development for junior faculty and doctoral students at a consortium of business schools.  

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 received the Silver Medal from the Journal of International Business Studies for lifetime scholarly contributions to that journal.  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.