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David J. Collis, Ph. D.



  • International Strategy: Context, Concepts and Choices. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

  • With C. Montgomery, Corporate Strategy: A Resource-Based Approach. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2005. Second edition. Available in Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Italian (third edition) versions.

  • With M. Goold, D. Young et al. Corporate Headquarters: An International Analysis of their Roles and Staffing”, London: Financial Times\Prentice Hall 2000.

  • With C. Montgomery, Corporate Strategy: Resources and the Scope of the Firm.  Burr Ridge, IL: Irwin 1997, and accompanying Instructors Manual, Burr Ridge, IL: Irwin 1998. ). Also available in Chinese, Japanese, and Italian versions. 


Recent Articles:
  • “Comments on Parenting Strategies for Multibusiness Companies” Long Range Planning vol. 50, Issue #1, February 2017 pp 22-23.

  • “Lean Strategy” Harvard Business Review vol. 94 #3, March 2016, pp 62-68. Reprinted in Harvard Business Review OnPoint, Winter 2016, pp 82-87.

  • With Menz M. and Kunisch S. “The Corporate Headquarters in the Multimarket Firm” Academy of Management Annals 2015. Previous version available as Harvard Business School Working Paper #      2013, SSRN Top Ten Download 2013 and 2014.

  • With Young D. and M. Goold “The Size and Composition of Corporate Headquarters in Multinational Companies: Empirical Evidence” Journal of International Management vol.18, 2012, pp. 260-275. 

  • With Carr C. “Should You Have a Global Strategy?” Sloan Management Review, vol. 53 #1, Fall 2011, pp 21-24.

Recent Book Chapters:
  • With Anand B.  and Cheng, Y. J. “The United States in Contemporary Perspectives: Evolving Forms, Strategy and Performance” forthcoming in Colpan A., and Hikino, T. (eds.) Business Groups in the West, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018.

  • “The Value of Breadth and the Importance of Differences” in Tihanyi L., Banallieva E., Devinney T., Pedersen T. (eds) Advances in International Management, Vol.28: Emerging Economies and Multinational Enterprises UK: Emerald Group Publishing, 2015.

  • “The Paradox of Scope: A Challenge for University Governance” in W. Tierney (ed) Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance: Negotiating the Perfect Storm, Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004, pp 33-76, and revised version in Forum Futures, Washington DC: NACUBO, 2005. 








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