Samina Karim is one of the leading experts in the area of corporate restructuring and the reconfiguration of resources and market activities. She has also extensively studied post-acquisition integration, alliances, and the choice firms make to pursue acquisitions versus internal development. Professor Karim is especially interested in mobile devices and services, and has extensive experience in the medical sector both in her research and her previous work as an R&D engineer with Hewlett-Packard’s former medical products group. Her research has been published in several book chapters and in leading journals including Strategic Management Journal and Management Science.
She is currently the elected Associate Program Chair of the Competitive Strategy division of the global Strategic Management Society for 2014, and served as an elected executive committee member of the Business, Policy & Strategy division of the international Academy of Management for 2010-2012. Professor Karim is an active participant of the Organization Design Community and is Senior Editor of the Journal of Organization Design. Along with serving on the editorial boards of Organization Science, Strategic Organization and Strategy Science, she is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal.
Professor Karim teaches the core Strategy course and corporate strategy elective in the MBA program, doctoral seminars in the Ph.D. program, and a variety of sessions in Executive Education. She has a Ph.D. in Corporate Strategy from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, a Masters in Applied Economics from University of Michigan’s Economics department, a Masters in Education from Harvard University, and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Ph D, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Ross School of Business, Corporate Strategy and International Business, 2002.
MAE, MAE, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Department of Economics, Applied Economics, 2000.
EdM, EdM, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Education, 1995.
BS, Cornell University, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, 1994.
Karim, S., Journal of Organization Design, Associate Editor, Appointed, Academic. (2013 - Present).
Karim, S., Strategic Organization, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (2012 - Present).
Karim, S., Strategic Science, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (July 1, 2013 - Present).
Karim, S., Organization Science, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (2009 - Present).
Karim, S., Strategic Management Journal, Associate Editor, Appointed, Academic. (February 17, 2014 - Present).
Karim, S., Strategic Management Journal, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (2009 - 2013).
Karim, S., Journal of Organization Design, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (2012 - 2012).
Assistant Professor, Strategy and Innovation Department, Boston University School of Management. (September 2002 - Present).
Visiting Scholar (on Sabbatical), Management Department, University of Illinois (at Urbana-Champaign). (September 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009).
Instructor: Department of Corporate Strategy and International Business, University of Michigan Business School. (2000 - 2000).
BBA strategy capstone course
Cited in Contra Costa Times - article "Safeway Executives Sell Stock After Runors of Buyout Offer", Service, Community. (October 25, 2013).
Reuters - article "Why Airline Mergers are Inevitable", Service, Community. (October 9, 2013).
Cited in Los Angeles Times - article "Nestle Sells Jenny Craig Weight-Loss Brand to Equity Firm", Service, Community. (November 7, 2013).
Faculty Speaker at Graduate Commencement, Teaching. (May 17, 2013).
Professor of the Year Award, MBA Cohort A, Teaching. (April 20, 2013).
Cited in The Daily Free Press - article "Capital One Cafés Coming Soon", Service, Community. (November 29, 2012).
Cited in New York Times (Sunday edition) - article "Concessions Entangle Universal’s Bid for EMI", Service, Community. (July 15, 2012).
Best Symposium (awarded in 2010, for 2009 AoM), Careers Division of Academy of Management, Research. (2010).
Outstanding Reviewer Award, BPS Division, Academy of Management, Service, Professional. (August 1, 2009).
Legacy Awards (senior class donations made in the name of a faculty member). (May 2007).
Legacy Awards (senior class donations made in the name of a faculty member). (May 2005).
Finalist in the Academy of Management BPS Division Outstanding Dissertation Competition (one of six). (August 2003).
Finalist in the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition (one of eight). (November 2001).