Constance Helfat

J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy


Constance Helfat’s research seeks to understand the nature of strategic change in organizations, particularly change that is a result of emerging technology, knowledge, and capabilities. She teaches the elective courses Deconstructing Apple, a research-to-practice seminar, and Strategic Principles for Internet Businesses.


Constance Helfat Receives Viipuri Prize from the Lappeeranta University of Technology, in Finland  //

Professor Helfat was honored for her influential research on “business and corporate strategy, especially firm capabilities and adaptation to change, with application to innovation, top management, and vertical integration.” Read more

Constance Helfat is Director of the FIVE Project  //

The FIVE Project aims to accelerate and broaden the reach of research on firm and industry evolution and related areas of entrepreneurship. The FIVE Project has obtained commitments from a number of scholars of industry evolution to make their data freely available on this website, along with documentation. These data sets are industry-specific, and include annual data on the firms and products in each industry, often over long time periods. Website

Constance Helfat is a Co-Editor of the Strategic Management Journal  //

The Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) is the official journal of the Strategic Management Society and is consistently rated one of the top publications in the management area. The SMJ promotes the development and dissemination of advances in the field by maintaining the highest standards of intellectual thought combined with practical relevance. Website






  • PhD, Yale University, 1985
  • AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1979