Meet the Editors Panel

Allan Afuah

Associate Editor at Academy of Management Review

Allan Afuah is Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and an Associate Editor for AMR. He received his PhD from MIT. Professor Afuah’s awards include the 2012 AMR Best Article Winner , and a past MBA Teacher of the Year Award winner at Michigan. His research focuses on business model innovation, crowdsourcing, game-changing innovations, multi-sided platforms, open innovation and strategic innovation with an eye on exploring theoretically interesting questions about the drivers and consequences of performance differences among organizations and their ecosystems. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Sloan Management Review. His sixth book, Business Model Innovation, incorporates concepts such as crowdsourcing, the long tail, social media, disruptive technologies, open innovation, and less-is-more innovations. His second book, Internet Business Models and Strategies (co-authored with Christopher Tucci) has been translated into more than nine different languages, and has been adopted by dozens of schools to teach business models. His first book, Innovation Management, has also been translated into several languages including Chinese.

Samer Faraj

Senior Editor at Information Systems Research

Samer Faraj holds the Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management & Healthcare at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He is head of the research group on Complex Collaboration and serves as director of the Faculty’s PhD program. He studies how complex collaboration is sustained and innovation emerges in a variety of settings such as: trauma care, hospital care, urgent care clinics, open source, and online communities. He is broadly interested in how innovation is transforming organizations and allowing new forms of organizing to emerge. He has published over 110 journal articles, refereed proceedings, and book chapters in outlets such as: Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Business Horizon, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has recently completed terms as Senior Editor at Organization Science (2006-2012) and at Information Systems Research (2012-2014). He has won multiple best paper awards; most recently the 2016 AOM-OCIS Best Published paper award, the AIS 2012 best Published Paper Award as well as the 2013 Desautels Best Doctoral Advisor award. He has been a visiting professor at HEC-Paris, VU University (Amsterdam) and the American University of Beirut.

Chris Forman

Department Editor at Management Science

Chris Forman is the Peter and Stephanie Nolan Professor of Strategy, Innovation, and Technology at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2002, and was previously on the faculty of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on IT innovation and strategy, and has included among other topics the study of platform and intellectual property strategies of IT producers and business process innovation among IT-using firms. He currently serves as Department Editor atManagement Science and has previously served as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research and Associate Editor at Information Economics and Policy.

Terri L. Griffith

Senior Editor for Organization Science

Terri L. Griffith (BA UC Berkeley, PhD Tepper - Carnegie Mellon) is a Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Her research addresses how people come to understand and use technologies in global teams and organizations, most recently focusing on artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, and freelancing. She has served as a senior editor for Organization Science, an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Engineering and the Journal of Managerial Issues, and associate editor for MIS Quarterly. Terri is the author of the award-winning general-audience book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive and has been named a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She is proud to be a crowd contributor to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.

Christopher Tucci

Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries

Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. He received the degrees of Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT; SM (Technology & Policy) from MIT; and BS (Mathematical Sciences), AB (Music), and MS (Computer Science) from Stanford University. Before returning for his PhD, he was an industrial computer scientist involved in developing Internet protocols and applying artificial intelligence tools to solve industrial problems. Professor Tucci joined EPFL in 2003 where he teaches courses in Design Thinking, Digital Strategy, Innovation Management, and Research Methods. His primary area of interest is in how firms make transitions to new business models, technologies, and organizational forms. He is also studying crowdsourcing, Internetworking, and other digital innovations. He has published articles in, among others, Academy of Management Review (AMR), Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Research Policy, Communications of the ACM, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Annals, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. His 2012 article with Allan Afuah, “Crowdsourcing as solution to distant search,” won the Best Paper of 2012 for AMR, the #1 ranked journal in the fields of business and management in that year. He was the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Department Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and was on the Editorial Board of Organization Science. He is currently an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries. In 2004, he was elected to the five-year division leadership track of the Academy of Management’s (AOM) TIM Division. In 2010, he was elected to the leadership track of the SMS’ Strategy & Entrepreneurship Interest Group. In 2013, he was elected to the AOM’s Board of Governors.

Todd Zenger

Senior Editor at Strategy Science

Todd Zenger is the N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership, Presidential Professor, and Chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. From 1990-2014, he served on the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Zenger completed his undergraduate degree in economics at Stanford University and his PhD in strategy and organization at UCLA.

Professor Zenger is a global expert on topics of strategy and organization design. He has lectured widely on these topics and has published extensively in the leading academic journals in management and strategy. He currently serves as senior editor at Strategy Science, associate editor at Journal of Organization, and editorial board member at Strategic Management Journal. He is the author of Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth While Creating Value (HBR Press, June 2016).