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.
BS, Cornell University, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
EdM, EdM, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Education.
MAE, MAE, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Department of Economics, Applied Economics.
Ph D, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Ross School of Business, Corporate Strategy and International Business.
GSM SI750 C1
Competition, Innovation, and Strategy
GSM SI830 A1
Corporate Strategies for Growth
GSM SI830 M1
Corporate Strategies for Growth
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., Journal of Organization Design, Organization Design Community, Associate Editor, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (2013 - Present).
Karim, S., Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Management Society, Associate Editor, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (February 17, 2014 - Present).
Folta, T., Helfat, C., Karim, S., Corporate Strategy and Resource Redeployment, Advances in Strategic Management (Vol 35)(Forthcoming 2016), Special Issue Editor, International, One-Time Editorship (Edited One Issue, Edition, Etc.), Appointed, Academic. (June 1, 2014 - Present).
Karim, S., Capron, L., Reconfiguration: Adding, Redeploying, Recombining, and Divesting Resources and Business Units, Strategic Management Society (forthcoming 2015), Special Issue Editor, International, One-Time Editorship (Edited One Issue, Edition, Etc.), Appointed, Academic. (August 1, 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 The Daily Free Press - article "Death of a sales floor: RadioShack faces bankruptcy, 1,784 closures", Service, Community. (February 12, 2015).
Best Conference Paper Prize Nominee (1 of 6), Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2014, Research. (September 23, 2014).
for paper "Take or Give: How resource flows into and out of alliance portfolios affect firm performance” (with Manuela Hoehn-Weiss)