John M. de Figueiredo

John M. de Figueiredo
Visiting Professor, Organizational Behavior
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JohnM.de Figueiredo
Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior
Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

de Figueiredo studies competitive strategy, innovation strategy, political and legal strategy, and strategy execution. His research in competitive strategy and strategy execution focuses on how leaders’ decisions about market positioning and organizational structure explain the long term success of firms in technologically intensive industries. His work on "non-market" strategy explores how firms use political influence, regulatory lobbying, and strategic litigation to enhance competitive performance. de Figueiredo’s current research is examining the factors that affect the success or failure of organizations in the transition from strategic design to strategic action.

Bio

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.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • MSc, London School of Economics, 1989
  • AB, Harvard College, 1988

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2017
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 2012-2013
  • Visiting Scholar, INSEAD, 2011
  • Professor, Duke University, 2010-present
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, UCLA Anderson School, 2005-2010
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School, 2004-2005
  • National Bureau of Economic Research, 1999-present
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, 1997-2004

Professional Experience

  • Consultant and Case Team Leader, Monitor Company, 1989-1992

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

This course examines fundamental issues of general management and leadership within an organization. You will learn about setting an organization's strategic direction, aligning structure to implement strategy, and leading individuals within the...

School News

September 19, 2017
The return of the school year welcomes new tenure-line faculty and lecturers, plus new electives to broaden the student experience.