Richard A. D'Aveni, Professor of Strategic Management

Thought Leadership Awards

Top 25 Management and Top 10 Strategic Thinkers

  • The Thinkers50 has included Richard D’Aveni in its ranking of the world’s leading management thinkers on four occasions. In the latest ranking (2011) he was ranked number 21 among all management thinkers and among the top 10 strategists. He was short-listed for the Thinkers50 Strategy Award.
  • The Harvard Business Review, The (London) Times,,, and The Times of India are among those who have featured Professor D’Aveni as one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world, along with CK Prahalad, Clay Christensen, Michael Porter, Gary Hamel, Jim Collins, and Malcolm Gladwell.

Most Influential Strategic Theorists

  • Named as the seventh most influential strategic theorist by the Washington think tank, The Corporate Strategy Board, in its Strategy Resource Guide.
  • Named as one of the “Top Living Business Gurus” in What's the Big Idea? by Tom Davenport and Larry Prusak, with H. James Wilson. Top strategists based on a study of Google hits, Social Science Citation Index citations, and media mentions. Ranked above Jay Galbraith, Chan Kim, Michael Treacy, George Stalk, and Robert Waterman.

Likened to Sun Tzu

  • Fortune compared D’Aveni to the ancient Chinese master of the strategic arts for his book, Hypercompetition, in an article entitled "Mortal Enemies."

Awarded the Prestigious ATKearney Award

  • The Academy of Management awarded D’Aveni this honor for “Outstanding Research in General Management” based on his studies of how and why large organizations decline and fail.

Internationally Recognized

  • Named as one of the Top 5 Management Thinkers of the Future by WirtschaftsWoche (Germany's Business Week).
  • Named by the European Manajournal as one of two important management "gurus" to emerge in the 1990s.
  • Hypercompetition was listed as one of the 20 most important strategy books of all time by the Nejenrode Management Review, based on a survey of European professors.

Numerous Academic Awards

  • Hall of Fame Honorable Mention. Named by the Academy of Management Hall of Fame, for number of articles published in Academy journals.
  • Nominated for SMS McKinsey Best Paper Award by the Strategic Management Society for "The Rise of Hypercompetition in the United States Manufacturing Sector, 1950 to 2002"