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Catherine Maritan

Associate Professor of Management

(315) 443-9610
Room: 523
cmaritan@syr.edu

PhD (strategic management), Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

PhD (strategic management), Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Professor Maritan studies strategy processes and her research focuses on how firms build and use capabilities.

Her work has been pulished in leading outlets such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management.

She is Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Management and serves on the editorial board of the Stratetgic Management Journal. Before entering academia, she worked as a mining engineer and as a corporate banker in North America and Europe.


Research Topics

  • Strategic management
  • Strategy process
  • Strategic investment decisions
  • Organizational capabilities
  • Operations strategy

Professor Maritan teaches strategic management at the undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels. 

She serves as a member of The Renée Crown University Honors Program Core Faculty.

Professor Maritan studies strategy processes and her research focuses on how firms build and use capabilities.

Her work has been pulished in leading outlets such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management.

She serves on the editorial boards of the Stratetgic Management Journal and the Journal of Management. Before entering academia, she worked as a mining engineer and as a corporate banker in North America and Europe. 

Selected Publications
  • "Building a Bridge Between Resource Accumulation and Resource Acquisition", Journal of Management, 37: 1374 – 1389, 2011, (with Peteraf, M.A.)
  • "Investing in Capabilities: The Dynamics of Resource Allocation", Organization Science, 22: 99-117, 2011, (with Coen, C.)
  • "Investing in Capabilities: Bidding in Strategic Factor Markets with Costly Information", Managerial and Decision Economics, 29: 227-239, 2008, (with Florence, R.E.)
  • "Capabilities, Real Options and the Resource Allocation Process", Advances in Strategic Management, 24: 307-332, 2007, (with Alessandri, T.M.)
  • "Heterogeneity and Transferring Practices: Implementing Flow Manufacturing in Multiple Plants", Strategic Managment Journal, 24: 945-959, 2003, (with Brush, T.H.)
  • "Capital Investment as Investing in Organizational Capabilities: An Empirically-Grounded Process Model", Academy of Management Journal, 44: 513-531, 2001

Honors

  • Outstanding Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2009
  • Journal of Operations Management 2004 Best Paper Award
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