Faculty Directory

Constance E. Helfat

J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy

Areas of Expertise

Business strategy, technology


Strategic Principles for Internet Businesses; Deconstructing Apple


PhD, Yale University, 1985; MPhil, Yale University, 1982; MA, Yale University, 1981; AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1979


Constance Helfat is an expert on strategic change and has written extensively on the capabilities of firms and managers, technological innovation, and the dynamics of diversification and vertical integration. Helfat was recognized as a Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) Highly Cited Researcher in 2019 and 2020, and she has received many awards for her research, which include a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management and a Foundations Scholar Award from the Strategic Management Society. Helfat is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, and she was awarded the Viipuri Prize for outstanding achievements in strategy research and an honorary doctorate from Lappeenranta University of Technology.