Dr. Manuela N. Hoehn-Weiss is an Assistant 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 how firms, particularly at early stages of their life cycles, obtain access to and acquire resources that are critical to their operations. The core of her inquiry examines how alliances, which can be a key resource-acquisition mechanism, affect firms’ performance. Her research has been published or is forthcoming 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 has been nominated twice for the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize), 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 2007 Heizer Award for outstanding dissertations in entrepreneurship. She is currently a Representative-at-Large for the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society and serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Strategic Management Journal.
Manuela teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship in undergraduate, MBA and executive education programs, and has been recognized with several MBA 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.