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


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

Articles and Reports

Karen E. Ruckman, & Ian P. McCarthy

Licensing speed: Its determinants and payoffs

2017 | Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 46: 52-66

Karen E. Ruckman, & Ian P. McCarthy

Why do some patents get licensed while others do not?

2017 | Industrial and Corporate Change. 26(4): 667-688

Karen E. Ruckman, Nilesh Saraf, & Vallabh Sambamurthy

Market positioning by IT Service Vendors through imitation

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

Technology sourcing acquisitions: What they mean for innovation potential

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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