Dr. Manuela N. Hoehn-Weiss is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Oregon State University. Before joining the faculty at Oregon State, she held an Assistant Professor position at the University of Washington Bothell. She is an active researcher and award-winning teacher with international, high-technology industry experience and first-hand knowledge of the high-tech centers of Silicon Valley, Boston, and Seattle.
In her research, Manuela investigates resource acquisition by firms. The overarching research question that drives her work is how firms obtain access to, acquire and configure acquired resources critical to their operations. She focuses on three related themes that each address a different facet of resource acquisition: (1) alliances and alliance portfolios (to investigate mechanisms of how firms obtain resources), (2) resource configurations (to examine what happens after firms have acquired resources), and (3) new ventures (to investigate resource acquisition by a specific type of firm). Her research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, Journal of Private Equity, and Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. She has presented her work at the Academy of Management annual meetings, the Strategic Management Society International annual conferences (where her work was nominated twice for the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize), the Entrepreneurship and Collaboration Conference, the West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship, the annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conferences (BCERC), the Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars Conference & Manuscript Boot-Camp, and the Colloquium for Competition and Cooperation (CCC). Manuela was selected as one of four finalists for the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division's Heizer Award for outstanding dissertations in entrepreneurship. She is currently a Representative-at-Large for the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society and a member of the Research Committee for the Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management; she also serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Management Studies.
Manuela teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship in undergraduate, MBA, and Executive Education programs as well as a PhD seminar on research methods, and has been recognized with several MBA and undergraduate teaching awards. She currently teaches entrepreneurship in the College of Business.
Manuela earned her doctorate at Boston University in Strategy and Policy, and she holds a B.S.C. degree (magna cum laude) in Marketing from Santa Clara University. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Manuela worked in industry in Silicon Valley. She held program management and product marketing positions at Cisco Systems, as well as international marketing management and product marketing management positions at Livingston Enterprises (a start-up) and Lucent Technologies.