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Irene M. Duhaime


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A., Boston University
B.A., Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross


Strategic management
Diversification, acquisition, divestment
Family business management


Internationally respected for her expertise in corporate strategy as well as entrepreneurship and family business, Duhaime has published research across the areas in the leading academic journals and presented at numerous national and international conferences. She has also coauthored a textbook, Strategic Management: A Managerial Approach. Her current research focuses on managerial and cognitive aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate strategy, strategic change in established and emerging industry environments, and entrepreneurship education.

She has served on the editorial boards of top scholarly journals in management and in leadership positions in the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society as well as other professional organizations. Her affiliation includes H.J. Russell International Center for Entrepreneurship.

In 2004, Duhaime was named Associate Dean for Administration of the Robinson College of Business after having served as chair of the Department of Managerial Sciences for a year and as a professor of management for six years.

  • Brush, Candida G., Duhaime, Irene M., et. al. “Doctoral Education in the Field of Entrepreneurship.” Journal of Management, 29 (2003), 309-331.
  • Duhaime, Irene M. “Strategy for Small Business.” In The Portable MBA in Strategy, ed. L. Fahey and R.M. Randall, New York: Wiley (2001): 109-130.
  • Barker, Vincent L. III and Duhaime, Irene M., “Strategic Change in Turnaround Firms: Theory and Empirical Evidence,” Strategic Management Journal, 18 (January 1997), 13-38.
  • Stimpert, J.L. and Duhaime, Irene M., “In the Eyes of the Beholder: Conceptualizations of Relatedness Held by the Managers of Large Diversified Firms,” Strategic Management Journal, 18 (February 1997), 111-125.
  • Stimpert, J.L. and Duhaime, Irene M., “Seeing the Big Picture: Industry, Corporate and Business Level Strategy, and Firm Performance,” Academy of Management Journal, 40 (June 1997), 560-583.