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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Aurora L. Genin

Assistant Professor



PhD, Strategic Management, York University, 2018
MSc Biotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Honors BSc, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, 2010

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, UMass Amherst, 2018-Present

Recent Honors / Awards

Ph.D. Research & Community Award, Schulich School of Business, 2018
Best Doctoral Dissertation Nominee, York University, 2018
AOM Annual Conference OMT Division Best Ph.D. Paper Finalist, 2016

Research Interests

Corporate Strategies
Knowledge Network
Global Entrepreneurship & Venture Development
Organizational Learning & Adaptation

Teaching Interests

  • Business Policy and Strategic Management

Selected Publications

Genin, A. L., Tan, J., & Song, J. (Forthcoming) “Relational assets or liabilities? Competition, collaboration, and firm intellectual property development in the Chinese high-speed train sector”. Journal of International Business Studies.

Genin, A. L., Tan, J., & Song, J. (2020). State governance and technological innovation in emerging economies: State-owned enterprise restructuration and institutional logic dissonance in China’s high-speed train sector. Journal of International Business Studies, 1-25.

Genin, A.L., Lévesque, M. (2021) “Interorganizational knowledge flows in academia-industry collaboration: economic impacts of science-based firm innovation”, with Moren. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 10.1109/TEM.2021.3066386.

Slade Shantz, A., Fischer, E., Liu, A. and Lévesque, M. (2019), Spoils from the spoiled: strategies for entering stigmatized markets. Journal of Management Studies, 56: 1260-1286.

Liu, A. (2016). Friends and foes: towards a cognition- and resource-based model of coopetition. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2016(1), 15910.
(Organization and Management Theory Division Best Student Paper Award Finalist)

Chan, G., ..., Liu, A., and Sharma, T. (2011). Essential role for Ptpn11 in survival of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Blood, 117(16), 4253-4261