Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida

Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris


  • HEC Paris
  • HEC Paris in Qatar




HEC Paris

Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Business Policy and the Academic Director of the MBA Strategy Specialization at HEC Paris. He is also a member of CNRS-GREGHEC, the French National Research Center and HEC Paris research lab. Gonçalo received his PhD in Management from INSEAD and holds a MBA degree in Strategy and Finance and a BA degree in Economics from the Nova School of Business and Economics. Prior to HEC Paris, he was an Assistant Professor of Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University (2002-2011), a guest lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris), an instructor at the Nova School of Business and Economics and a strategy and risk management consultant.

Gonçalo is interested in the areas of strategy dynamics, competition, innovation, negotiation and sustainability, and his work has focused on the energy, high tech, and education sectors. His research articles have been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics and the Academy of Management Journal. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal. His research received the 2015 HEC Foundation Best Paper Award, the 2012 Syntec French Management Consulting Best Article Award in Finance and Strategy, an Honorable Mention at the 2010 Strategic Management Society, a Distinguished Paper Award and four Best Paper Nominations at the Academy of Management. He was also granted several research fellowships.

At HEC Paris, Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida teaches Advanced Strategy Analysis, Strategy Dynamics, Business Strategy, Industry and Competitor Analysis, and Negotiation in the PhD, MBA, Executive Education, and Grand Ecole programs. He has received the 2013 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Best Professor at HEC Paris Award and the HEC MBA Classes of 2014, 2013, and 2012 Best Professor Awards for the elective phase. In 2016, Gonçalo was nominated for the second time for the BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Best Professor at HEC Paris Award.


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