Faculty Directory

Hart Posen

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Faculty Director, Center for Entrepreneurship

Areas of Expertise

Strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation


Startup Strategizing


PhD, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2005; MSc, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 2003; MBA, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 2000; BSc, University of Manitoba, 1988


Hart Posen studies strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation from a behavioral perspective. Using computational social science methods, he develops theoretical models of how collective intelligence emerges and evolves in organizations via learning processes. Posen examines how firms leverage knowledge, capabilities, and innovation to gain a competitive advantage—and why some firms fail to do so. He is an associate editor for the Strategic Management Journal and was previously associate editor at Management Science, and his commentary on economic issues has appeared in various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, NPR, CNBC, and the BBC. In addition to his teaching and research position at Tuck, Posen serves as the faculty director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Before earning his PhD, he spent over a decade as an entrepreneur in the technology and retail sectors.