I use a variety of research methods to understand the strategies people use to manage corporations. My main interests are (1) how strategies affect the economic, environmental, and social performance of companies and (2) how the role of corporations and corporate managers changes over time in relation to other actors like governments, activists, customers, and other stakeholders.
I also study the strategies or “research methods” scientists use to conduct research. As corporate strategies affect firm performance, research strategies affect the performance of research projects. My main interests in this area are (1) how research methods are used in the field of strategy research and (2) how research methods can be improved to strengthen our ability to understand corporate strategy and business administration generally.