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Frank T. Rothaermel

Frank T. Rothaermel (Ph.D.) is author of the new 4e Strategic Management (2018), published by McGraw-Hill. Frank is a Professor of Strategy & Innovation, holds the Russell and Nancy McDonough Chair of Business in the Scheller College at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), and is an Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. He received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, which ""is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of … those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education."" (NSF CAREER Award description). Frank’s research focuses on the intersection of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Based on having published papers in the top 1% based on citations, Thomson Reuters identified Frank as one of the ""world’s most influential scientific minds."" He is listed among the top-100 scholars based on impact over more than a decade in both economics and business. Businessweek named Frank one of Georgia Tech’s Prominent Faculty in their national survey of business schools. The Kauffman Foundation views Frank as one of the world’s 75 thought leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation. To inform his research he has conducted extensive field work and executive training with leading corporations such as Amgen, Daimler, Eli Lilly, Equifax, GE Energy, GE Healthcare, Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea), Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, McKesson, NCR, Turner (TBS), UPS, among others. Frank has a wide range of executive education experience, including teaching in programs at GE Management Development Institute (Crotonville, NY), Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgetown University, ICN Business School (France), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), St. Gallen University (Switzerland), and the University of Washington. He received numerous teaching awards for excellence in the classroom including the GT-wide Georgia Power Professor of Excellence award. Frank holds a PhD degree in strategic management from the University of Washington; a MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University; and is Diplom-Volkswirt (M.Sc. equivalent) in economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Frank completed training in the case teaching method at the Harvard Business School.