Andrew M. Hess Ehrick Kilner Haight, Sr. Term Professor of Business Administration and Associate Department Head of Business Administration

Andrew M. Hess

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Curriculum Vitae

Professor Hess researches and teaches in the areas of social innovation, strategy, and international business. Prior to joining W&L he worked for six years as an Assistant Professor of Business Strategy at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Professor Hess’ research has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. Based on his research, he was awarded the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Industry Studies award for the best paper prize. While working toward his Ph.D., Professor Hess was also awarded a Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Professor Hess holds degrees from Washington and Lee, Texas A&M, and Georgia Tech. Before returning to graduate school, he worked in banking at Fleet National Bank and Silicon Valley Bank in Boston.


Ph.D., Strategic Management, Georgia Institute of Technology (2008)

M.B.A., Texas A&M University (2003)

B.A., Economics, Washington and Lee University (1997)

Selected Publications

“Stakeholder-Driven Strategic Renewal”, International Business Research, 2016 (with M. Hess)

“Different Personal Propensities among Scientists Relate to Deeper and Broader Knowledge Contributions”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015 (with T. Bateman)

“When Are Assets Complementary? Star Scientists, Strategic Alliances and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry,” Strategic Management Journal, 2011 (with F. T. Rothaermel).   

“Intellectual Human Capital and the Diffusion of Biotechnology: Trends and Patterns, 1974-2006,” IEEE – Transactions on Engineering Management, 2011 (with F. T. Rothaermel).   

“Combining Innovation Strategies,” MIT Sloan Management Review, 2010 (with F. T. Rothaermel). 

“Finding an Innovation Strategy that Works,” The Wall Street Journal and MIT Sloan Management Review [joint publication], 2009 (with F. T. Rothaermel).  

“Building Dynamic Capabilities: Innovation Driven by Individual, Firm, and Network Level Effects,” Organization Science, 2007 (with F. T. Rothaermel).