Melissa Graebner

Melissa Graebner

Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Initiative for Qualitative Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INQUIRE) and Robert & Karen May Faculty Fellow

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4064 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-2287

graebner@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Management Science and Engineering, Concentration in Organization and Strategy, Stanford University, 2001
  • M.B.A., Stanford University, 1998
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University, 1996
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Stanford University, 1993

Positions Held

  • Director of the Initiative for Qualitative Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INQUIRE), Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present
  • Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present

Recent Publications

  • Graebner, M., Lumineau, F., & Kamal, D. (2018). Unrequited: Asymmetry in Interorganizational Trust forthcoming in Strategic Organization.
  • Graebner, M., Heimeriks, K., Huy, Q., & Vaara, E. (2017). The process of postmerger integration: A review and agenda for future research. Academy of Management Annals, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 11 (1), 1--32.

Other Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Roundy, P., & Graebner, M. (2013). Can stories shape strategy? Narrative-structured information and strategic decision making. Academy of Management Proceedings ( 1 ed vol. 2013, pp. 10851).

Other Publications

  • Eisenhardt, K., Graebner, M., & Sonenshein, S. (2016). Grand challenges and inductive methods: Rigor without rigor mortis. Academy of Management Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Honors and Awards

  • Robert & Karen May Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, Gies College of Business, 2019 to present

Current Courses

  • Entrep: New Venture Creation (BADM 446) Focuses on the opportunities, risks, and management problems involved in establishing and operating new ventures. Covers the steps included in starting a new venture, such as evaluating the opportunity, determining financial and operational requirements and resources, and deciding on the structure of the organization. Includes management issues faced by individual entrepreneurs.

  • Strategic Management (BADM 544) Policy construction and planning of policy implementation at the executive level; case studies of company-wide situations from the management point of view; and integration and application of material from previous courses.

  • Entrepreneurship (BADM 549) Seminar on current theoretical and empirical research relating to emerging areas of knowledge in the strategic management field. Reflecting the emphasis of current research on strategic and organizational phenomena, topics vary from year to year.

  • Strategy Process (BADM 549) Seminar on current theoretical and empirical research relating to emerging areas of knowledge in the strategic management field. Reflecting the emphasis of current research on strategic and organizational phenomena, topics vary from year to year.

  • Entrepreneurship (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term.

Contact

4064 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-2287

graebner@illinois.edu

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