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Daniel Levinthal is the Reginald H. Jones Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Levinthal has published extensively on questions of organizational adaptation and industry evolution, particularly in the context of technological change with 70 articles and book chapters that have received over 25,000 citations. He is a Fellow of both the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management. In addition, he is a past winner of the Strategic Management Society’s Best Paper prize and has received the Distinguished Scholar award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy, the Outstanding Educator Award from the Business Policy Division of the Academy, and in 2018 was designated as a Clarivate Citation Laureate in Economics.

He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Strategy Science and has previously served as Editor-in-chief of Organization Science. From the academic years 2001-2010 and 2013-16 he served as chair of the Management Department at the Wharton School. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Southern Denmark, Tilburg University, the University of Warwick, and the London Business School and has held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School (Bower Fellow), the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, University of Pisa (Philip Morris Visiting Professor), and the University of New South Wales (Michael Crouch Visiting Professor). 

Last Updated: August 2019


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