McGahan, Anita M. (Anita Marie McGahan)

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McGahan, Anita M. (Anita Marie McGahan)


Born in New York, NY; daughter of William F. (a teacher and consultant) and Ann M. English (a writer). Education: Northwestern University, B.A., 1982; Harvard University, M.B.A. (with high distinction), 1986, M.A. and Ph.D., both 1990.


Office—School of Management, Boston University, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215. E-mail—[email protected]


Prudential Reinsurance Co., Newark, NJ, corporate modeling analyst and reinsurance pricing analyst, 1982-83; Morgan Stanley and Co., Inc., New York, NY, financial analyst, 1983-85; McKinsey and Co., New York, NY, consultant in financial institutions group and member of strategy and organizations practices, 1986-88; Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, MA, assistant professor, 1991-96, associate professor of competition and strategy, 1996-2001, fellow of Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, 2001-02, senior institute associate, 2002—; Boston University, Boston, professor of strategy and policy, 2000—, program chair, 2002-04, Everett Lord distinguished faculty scholar, 2004—, member of president's council, 2005-06, member of steering committee for Global Health Initiative, 2006—. Stanford University, visiting scholar, 1996-97; Emory University, High-tower distinguished lecturer, 2002; University of New South Wales, visiting professor, 2005; London Business School, visiting professor, 2007. Independent business consultant, 1991-2000; Digitas Corp., senior vice president of digital strategy group, 2000, advisor to senior leadership team, 2001-02; Faculty Group, Arlington, MA, director and board member, 2002—; Danish Research Institute on Industrial Dynamics, member of governing board, 2005—. Wheelchairs New York, director and board member, 1994-99; active member and officer of various neighborhood and community associations in Cambridge.


American Economic Association, Strategic Management Society, Academy of Management (president-elect of business policy and strategy division, 2005), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


How Industries Evolve, Harvard Business School Publishing (Boston, MA), 2004.

(Editor, with Joel A.C. Baum) Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 21: Business Strategy over the Industry Life Cycle, JAI Press (Greenwich, CT), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Research on Technological Innovation, Management, and Policy, edited by Richard S. Rosenbloom and Robert A. Burgelman, JAI Press (Greenwich, CT), 1994; and Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 23: Ecology and Strategy, edited by Stanislav D. Dobrev, Arjen van Witte- loostuijn, and Joel A.C. Baum, Elsevier, 2006. Contributor of articles and reviews to academic journals, including Research Policy, Managerial and Decision Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, California Management Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Business Strategy Review, and Strategic Organization. Coeditor, Management Science, 1995—, and Advances in Strategic Management, 2004; section coeditor, Academy of Management Executive, 2002. Member of editorial board, Strategic Organization, 2001—, Strategic Management Journal, 2001—, Academy of Management Review, 2004—, and Strategic Change Management, 2006—; also consulting editor.



Anita McGahan Home Page, (February 27, 2007).