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.  

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

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Peer Reviewed","WebProfileCategory":"Articles and Reports","DOI":"","PublisherName":"Routledge","PublisherCity":"Abingdon","PublisherCountry":"United Kingdom","journalTitle":"Industry and Innovation","journalVolume":"15","journalIssue":"6","pages":"627-645","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Karen","middleName":"Elizabeth","lastName":"Ruckman"}],"icKind":"journal"},{"id":"23183","IC_id":"842","Title":"Technology sourcing through acquisitions: Evidence from the U.S. Drug industry","Year":"2005","Date":"2005-00-00","kind_id":"1","Type":"Publication","KindName":"Journal Article, Academic Journal - Peer Reviewed","WebProfileCategory":"Articles and Reports","DOI":null,"PublisherName":"Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK)","PublisherCity":"Basingstoke","PublisherCountry":"United Kingdom","journalTitle":"Journal of International Business Studies","journalVolume":"36","journalIssue":"1","pages":"89-103","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Karen","middleName":"Elizabeth","lastName":"Ruckman"}],"icKind":"journal"},{"id":"23183","IC_id":"2659","Title":"Technology sourcing through acquisitions: Evidence from the U.S. drug industry","Year":"2005","Date":"2005-00-00","kind_id":"1","Type":"Publication","KindName":"Journal Article, Academic Journal - 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Peer Reviewed","WebProfileCategory":"Articles and Reports","DOI":null,"PublisherName":"Canadian Economics Association","PublisherCity":"Montreal","PublisherCountry":"Canada","journalTitle":"Canadian Journal of Economics","journalVolume":"36","journalIssue":"1","pages":"192-223","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Karen","middleName":"Elizabeth","lastName":"Ruckman"}],"icKind":"journal"},{"id":"23183","IC_id":"2658","Title":"Acquiring biopharmaceutical research: Is market approval a deal breaker?","Year":"2007","Date":"2007-09-01","kind_id":"19","Type":"Publication","KindName":"Book Chapter, Textbook - New","WebProfileCategory":"Teaching Related Material","DOI":"","PublisherName":"Elsevier Ltd (UK)","PublisherCity":"Oxford","PublisherCountry":"United Kingdom","bookTitle":"Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions Volume 6","bookChapter":null,"pages":"171-187","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Karen","middleName":"Elizabeth","lastName":"Ruckman"}],"icKind":"book","editors":[{"firstName":"Cary","middleName":"L","lastName":"Cooper"},{"firstName":"Sydney","middleName":"","lastName":"Finkelstein"}]}]

Articles and Reports

Ruckman, K. E., & McCarthy, I. P. (2017). Licensing speed: Its determinants and payoffs. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 46, 52-66. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jengtecman.2017.11.002

Ruckman, K. E., & McCarthy, I. P. (2017). Why do some patents get licensed while others do not?. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(4), 667-688. http://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtw046

Ruckman, K. E., Saraf, N., & Sambamurthy, V. (2015). Market positioning by IT Service Vendors through imitation. Information Systems Research, 26(1), 100-126. http://doi.org/10.1287/isre.2014.0555

Ruckman, K. E. (2009). Technology sourcing acquisitions: What they mean for innovation potential. Journal of Strategy and Management, 2(1), 56-75. http://doi.org/10.1108/17554250910948703

Ruckman, K. E. (2008). Externally sourcing research through acquisition: Should it supplement or substitute for internal research?. Industry and Innovation, 15(6), 627-645.

Ruckman, K. E. (2005). Technology sourcing through acquisitions: Evidence from the U.S. Drug industry. Journal of International Business Studies, 36(1), 89-103.

Ruckman, K. E. (2005). Technology sourcing through acquisitions: Evidence from the U.S. drug industry. Journal of International Business Studies, 36(1), 89-103.

Ruckman, K. E. (2004). Entry mode into a foreign market: The case of U.S. Mutual funds in Canada. Journal of International Economics, 62(2), 417-432.

Ruckman, K. E. (2003). Expense ratios of North American mutual funds. Canadian Journal of Economics, 36(1), 192-223.

Teaching Related Material

Ruckman, K. E., Cooper, C. L., & Finkelstein, S. (2007). Acquiring biopharmaceutical research: Is market approval a deal breaker?. Book Chapter, Textbook - New.

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