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Curba M. Lampert

Curba M. Lampert

Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in Global Marketing

Eminent Scholar
Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 445
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-4929

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Management
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Master of Public Policy
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    University of California, Irvine, California

Areas of Expertise

  • diversification and divestments
  • technology strategy and innovation
  • managing entrepreneurship in large corporations

Professional Activities

Curba Morris Lampert, associate professor and the Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Endowment Chair at Florida International University’s College of Business, previously served on the faculty of the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business and internationally on the faculty of the Zayed University College of Business in Dubai. Professor Lampert holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Professor Lampert’s work focuses on technology strategy and innovation, diversification and divestments, and managing entrepreneurship in large corporations. Her current research setting is the pharmaceutical industry. She has published articles in leading scholarly journals that include the Academy of Management Annals, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Management StudiesOrganization Science, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and the Strategic Management Journal. Her publications have garnered over 3,000 citations. She was the recipient of the University Top Scholar Research Award in 2014 (a university-wide faculty award for recognition of research excellence) and the Baptist Health South Florida Research Grant in 2018 and 2020 (a college-wide faculty award for recognition of health care research). Professor Lampert’s research has earned scholarly recognition from national institutions such as the Kauffman Foundation, as well as internationally, including the SITE Award for Best Paper on Innovation Management Published in 2013, presented by the Strascheg Institute for Innovation, Transformation, and Entrepreneurship (SITE) at the EBS Business School. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal.

Professor Lampert is an award-winning educator who teaches courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, international business, and health care management to executives, MBA students, and undergraduates. On 12 occasions, she received the MBA Teaching Award, an honor presented to one faculty member of the MBA program and voted on by the graduating cohort. In Dubai, she founded a Master of Management in International Business program for the Zayed University College of Business and recruited all 21 members of its inaugural class. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a consultant and a marketing director.


Courses Taught

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship: New Business Development
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Global Start-ups
  • Global Strategy and Business Models
  • Master's Project in International Business
  • Master's Project in Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategy Development and Implementation

Refereed Journal Articles

Polidoro, F., Lampert, C. M., & Kim, M.


External Knowledge Sourcing, Knowledge Spillovers and Internal Collaboration: The Effects of Intrafirm Linkages on Firm-University Co-Authorship Linkages.

Strategic Management Journal


(In Press)

Lampert, C. M., Kim, M., & Polidoro, F. (2020). Branching and Anchoring: Complementary Asset Configurations in Conditions of Knightian Uncertainty. Academy of Management Review. View Article

Kim, M., Lampert, C. M., & Roy, R.


Regionalization of R&D Activities: (Dis)economies of Interdependence and Inventive Performance.

Journal of International Business Studies


View Article

Roy, R., Lampert, C. M., & Sarkar, M. B. (2019). The Pre-Commercialization Emergence of the Combination of Product Features in the Charge-Coupled Device Image Sensor. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(4). View Article

Lampert, C. M., Kim, M., Hubbard, T., Roy, R., & Leckie, G. (2019). Fearlessly Swimming Upstream to Risky Waters: The Role of Geographic Entry in Innovation. Journal of Management Studies, 56(7). View Article

Lampert, C. M., & Kim, M. (2019). Going Far to Go Further: Offshoring, Exploration, and R&D Performance. Journal of Business Research, 103. View Article

Roy, R., Lampert, C. M., & Stoyneva, I. (2018). When Dinosaurs Fly: The Role of Firm Capabilities in the 'Avianization' of Incumbents during Disruptive Technological Change. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 12(2). View Article

Ahuja, G., Lampert, C. M., & Tandon, V. (2014). Paradigm-Changing vs. Paradigm-Deepening Innovation: How Firm Scope Influences Firm Technological Response to Shocks. Organization Science, 25(3). View Article

Ahuja, G., Lampert, C. M., & Novelli, E. (2013). The Second Face of Appropriability: Generative Appropriability and its Determinants. Academy of Management Review, 38(2). View Article

Ahuja, G., Lampert, C. M., & Tandon, V. (2008). Moving Beyond Schumpeter: Management Research on the Determinants of Technological Innovation. Academy of Management Annals, 2. View Article

Ahuja, G., & Lampert, C. M. (2001). Entrepreneurship in the Large Corporation: A Longitudinal Study of How Established Firms Create Breakthrough Inventions. Strategic Management Journal, 22(6-7). View Article

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