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Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration

Ramon Casadesus-Masanell is the Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He joined HBS in 2000 where he has taught the required MBA Strategy course, an elective course on Competing Business Models, and Ph.D. courses on Strategy and Game Theory. He also teaches in several HBS Executive Education programs including the Owner/President Management Program (OPM), and Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage.

Casadesus-Masanell received his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He received his BA in Economics from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Casadesus-Masanell’s fields of specialization are management strategy, managerial economics, and industrial organization. Casadesus-Masanell studies strategic interaction between organizations that operate different business models. He is also interested in the limits to contracting and the role of trust for management strategy. He has published in Management Science, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Long Range Planning, the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the USC Interdisciplinary Law JournalABANTE Studies in Business Management, and the Harvard Business Review,_ _among others.

Together with Prof. Daniel F. Spulber (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University), Casadesus-Masanell edits the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (JEMS), the leading academic journal on the economics of strategy. JEMS is based at Harvard Business School, where Sarah Shumway ( serves as the editorial assistant. 

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