John M. de Figueiredo is a Visiting Professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He holds concurrent positions on the faculties of Duke Law School and the Duke Fuqua School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
de Figueiredo studies competitive strategy, innovation strategy, political and legal strategy, strategy execution, and law and economics. His research in competitive strategy and strategy execution focuses on using dynamic models to explain how large and small firms gain competitive advantage through innovation, organization, and market position in differentiated and emerging markets. His research in law and economics and “non-market” strategy explores how firms use political influence, regulatory lobbying, and strategic litigation to enhance competitive performance.
He has been on the faculties of UCLA Anderson School, UCLA Law School, and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also held positions at Princeton University, Harvard University, INSEAD, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.
de Figueiredo is on the editorial board of a number of academic journals, has been awarded a number of research grants, and has won five MBA teaching awards in his career.
de Figueiredo holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley; an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics; and an AB in economics from Harvard University.