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Olga Hawn - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel HIll, NC, US

Olga Hawn Olga Hawn

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School | UNC-Chapel Hill

Chapel HIll, NC, UNITED STATES

The research of Olga Hawn lies at the intersection of strategy and organization theory, business and society.

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Biography

The research of Olga Hawn lies at the intersection of strategy and organization theory, business and society.

In particular, Dr. Hawn is engaged in multidisciplinary research on non-market strategy, including environmental, social and corporate governance activities of the firm with a focus on the strategic impact of such activities, their antecedents and consequences in developed and emerging markets.

Other interests include international expansion of multinationals from emerging markets, such as how firms from BRICS can succeed in cross-border M&As and overcome the negative perceptions caused by their origin as well as the role of business incubators in emerging markets.

Industry Expertise (4)

Corporate Leadership Business Services Research Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (7)

Governance Environment Corporate and Business Ethics Corporate Strategy Business Strategy Emerging Markets Csr Corporate Social Responsibility

Accomplishments (5)

Faculty Director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise (professional)

2018-11-08

She is the faculty leader of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise.

ONE Emerging Scholar Award (professional)

2018-11-08

The Academy of Management's Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) division awarded her the "ONE Emerging Scholar Award" in 2018.

Alliance for Research on Corporate Responsibility (ARCS) (professional)

She received the award for outstanding conference papers for three years.

Academy of International Business (professional)

2018-11-08

She was a finalist for the Haynes Prize for the "Most Promising Scholar Under 40."

Academy of Management (professional)

2018-11-08

She received the best paper award in the Social Issues in Management Division.

Education (3)

Duke University: PhD, Business

Oxford University: Master's Degree, Said Business School

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics: BA, Economics

Languages (1)

  • Russian

Articles (7)

Fail Often, Fail Big, and Fail Fast? Learning from Small Failures and R&D Performance in the Pharmaceutical Industry Academy of Management Journal

This study explores whether and under what circumstances firms learn from their small failures in experimentation.

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Learning and innovation: Exploitation and exploration trade-offs Journal of Business Research

This paper examines the relationship between learning and innovation outcomes, focusing on the trade-off between exploitation and exploration in learning and innovation.

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Evolution of R&D capabilities: The role of knowledge networks within a firm Management Science

2005

In this paper, we suggest that the characteristics of individual positions in an intraorganizational network of inventors or intrafirm knowledge network predict the likelihood with which knowledge created by an inventor is used in the firm's research and ...

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Real options reasoning and a new look at the R&D investment strategies of pharmaceutical firms Strategic Management Journal

2004

ABSTRACT: Real options reasoning (ROR) is a conceptual approach to strategic investment that takes into account the value of preserving the right to make future choices under uncertain conditions. In this study, we explore firms' motivations to invest in a new option. We find, ...

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Technological and product‐market experience and the success of new product introductions in the pharmaceutical industry Strategic Management Journal

2004

ABSTRACT: The growth and development of a firm depend on its ability to introduce new products over time. To do this successfully, it requires technological knowledge, the ability to combine knowledge elements into valuable new products, and the complementary assets ...

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Old is gold? The value of temporal exploration in the creation of new knowledge Management Science

2003

In this paper, knowledge creation is considered as a path-dependent evolutionary process that involves recombining knowledge spread over time. The findings of the paper suggest that a balance in combining current knowledge with the knowledge available across large ...

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Beyond local search: Boundary-spanning, exploration, and impact in the optical disk industry Strategic Management Journal

2001

In high-technology industries, firm success depends on the ability to innovate consistently. No wonder that'knowledge-creating companies' and'learning organizations' are celebrated for the ability to generate, acquire, and integrate both internal and external sources of ...

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