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Catherine A. Maritan

Visiting Professor of Business Administration






PhD, Purdue University, 1998; MS, Purdue University, 1986; BSc, Queen's University, 1982

Areas of Expertise

Business strategy, operations strategy

Current Research Topics

  • Research allocation
  • Firm capabilities
  • Strategy process
  • Strategic investment decisions

Professional Activities

Academic Positions

  • Visiting Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2010–present
  • Associate Professor, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, 2005–present
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, 2015
  • Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999–2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 1998–99

Nonacademic Positions

  • Corporate Banking Officer, The Bank of Nova Scotia, 1987–91
  • Management Development Program, Cyanamid Canada, 1986–87
  • Process Engineering, Fording Coal Ltd., 1982–84

Editorial Positions

  • Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal, 2016-present
  • Guest Co-editor, Strategic Management Journal, 2021-present, Special Issue on Resource Allocation and Strategic Management
  • Guest Co-editor, Journal of Management, 2017, Special Issue on Resource Allocation and Strategy
  • Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Management, 2014-15
  • Associate Editor Journal of Management, 2011-14
  • Guest Co-editor, Managerial and Decision Economics, 2008, Special Issue on Frontiers of Strategic Management Research

Editorial Boards

  • Academy of Management Review, 2017-present
  • Strategy Science, 2020-present
  • Strategic Management Review, 2018-present

Professional Service Positions

  • Co-Chair, Strategy Research Foundation, 2015-present
  • Advisory Board, Strategic Management Society Strategy Process Interest Group, 2021-present
  • Dissertation Program Director, Strategy Research Foundation, 2012-2015
  • Officer, Strategy Process Interest Group, Strategic Management Society, 2010-12
  • Executive Committee, Business Policy & Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2005-07


  • Exemplary Developmental Reviewer, Academy of Management Review, 2020
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management Review, 2019
  • Outstanding Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2009, 2014, 2015
  • Journal of Operations Management, Best Paper Award, 2004
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management Business Policy & Strategy Division, 2003, 2009
  • Outstanding Contribution to Teaching, University at Buffalo School of Management, 2002
  • Purdue Research Foundation Dissertation Grant, 1996-97
  • Purdue Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises Dissertation Fellowship, 1996-1997
  • Omega Rho Honor Society, 1996
  • AACSB/GMAC National Doctoral Fellowship, 1993

Working Papers

  • With C.E. Helfat, “Resource Allocation Capabilities and the Allocation of Resources in Multi-Business Firms”

Selected Publications

  • With G.K. Lee, “Resource Allocation and Strategy,” Journal of Management, 43, 2017
  • With G.K. Lee, “Bringing a Resource and Capability Lens to Resource Allocation,” Journal of Management, 43, 2017
  • “Process Oriented Strategic Theory,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
  • “Capital Budgeting,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
  • With M.A. Peteraf, “Competitive Advantage,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
  • With M.A. Peteraf (eds), Competitive Strategy, Volume 1 and Volume 2, Strategic Management Series, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011
  • With M.A. Peteraf, "Building a Bridge Between Resource Accumulation and Resource Acquisition," Journal of Management, 37, 2011
  • With C.A. Coen, "Investing in Capabilities: The Dynamics of Resource Allocation," Organization Science, 22, 2011
  • With R.E. Florence, "Investing in Capabilities: Bidding in Strategic Factor Markets with Costly Information," Managerial and Decision Economics, 29, 2008
  • With T.M. Alessandri, "Capabilities, Real Options, and the Resource Allocation Process," Advances in Strategic Management, 24, 2007
  • With T.H. Brush and A. Karnani, "Plant Roles and Decision Autonomy in Multinational Plant Networks," Journal of Operations Management, 22, 2004
  • With T.H. Brush, "Heterogeneity and Transferring Practices: Implementing Flow Manufacturing in Multiple Plants," Strategic Management Journal, 24, 2003
  • "Capital Investment as Investing in Organizational Capabilities: An Empirically-Grounded Process Model," Academy of Management Journal, 44, 2001