Ron Adner

David T. McLaughlin D'54, T'55 Professor

Bio

Ron Adner is an award-winning professor of strategy at the Tuck School. His research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship among firms, customers, and the broader "innovation ecosystems" in which they interact to create value. More.

Highlights

The Wide Lens  //


The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss, has been heralded as a path-breaking guide to successful innovation in an interdependent world. Learn more

Stuck in the Middle With You  //


New research by Ron Adner defines the variables that determine whether firms will be stuck in the middle, or sitting in a strategic sweet spot. Read more

Many Companies Still Don’t Know How to Compete in the Digital Age  //


Ron Adner uses Kodak an example of disruption in the digital age. "Companies that learn the right lesson from Kodak’s failure—that learn to approach their competitive strategy with a wide lens that captures ecosystem dynamics—will be more likely to respond effectively to this new generation of disruptive challenges. Those that don’t risk suffering Kodak’s fate." Read more

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603-646-9185

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603-646-8711

Degree

  • Ph.D., Management, 1998, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • M.A., Managerial Science and Applied Economics, 1998, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1993, The Cooper Union, New York.
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1993, The Cooper Union, New York.