Karen Ruckman

Associate Professor, Strategy
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia); M.A. (Queen's); B.Sc., Honours (University of Alberta)

Burnaby Room: WMC 4313
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5374

Email Address: ruckman@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

Karen Ruckman, an Associate Professor in Strategy, joined the Beedie School of Business in 2004 from Concordia University in Montreal where she was an Assistant Professor in the John Molson School of Business. Her specialization is firm-level strategic activities with a special focus on technology transfer, licensing and imitation. Her industry focus includes biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, information systems and financial goods. Karen, who has industry experience as an economist with the Alberta government's treasury department, was awarded the Robert Mundell Prize for best article by a young economist in the Canadian Journal of Economics during 2002 & 2003. 

Specialization and Research Interests

Technology management, R&D strategy, imitation strategy, acquisition motivation, biotechnology, software, licensing in the biotech sector, business level strategy in the Indian IT sector.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Karen E. Ruckman; Nilesh Saraf; Vallabh Sambamurthy

Market positioning by IT Service Vendors through imitation

2015 | Information Systems Research. 26(1): 100-126

Karen E. Ruckman

Technology sourcing acquisitions: What they mean for innovation potential

2009 | Journal of Strategy and Management. 2(1): 56-75

Karen E. Ruckman

Externally sourcing research through acquisition: Should it supplement or substitute for internal research?

2008 | Industry and Innovation. 15(6): 627-645

Karen E. Ruckman

Technology sourcing through acquisitions: Evidence from the U.S. Drug industry

2005 | Journal of International Business Studies. 36(1): 89-103

Karen E. Ruckman

Technology sourcing through acquisitions: Evidence from the U.S. drug industry

2005 | Journal of International Business Studies. 36(1): 89-103

Karen E. Ruckman

Entry mode into a foreign market: The case of U.S. Mutual funds in Canada

2004 | Journal of International Economics. 62(2): 417-432

Karen E. Ruckman

Expense ratios of North American mutual funds

2003 | Canadian Journal of Economics. 36(1): 192-223

Teaching Related Material

Karen E. Ruckman; Cary L. Cooper; Sydney Finkelstein

Acquiring biopharmaceutical research: Is market approval a deal breaker?

2007 | Book Chapter, Textbook - New | Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions Volume 6. 171-187

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