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Mahka Moeen

Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Mahka Moeen’s research focuses on the co-evolution of entrepreneurial firms and nascent industries. She seeks to understand the entrepreneurial strategies that firms undertake prior to their foray to nascent industries, and the effect of these strategies on their capability development and economic value capture. She has studied these questions within the agricultural biotechnology and bio-pharmaceutical industries.

Her research has been published in Organization Science and the Strategic Management Journal.

Dr. Moeen received the 2016 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship for her ongoing entrepreneurship research. Her doctoral dissertation was recognized by the Kauffman Foundation dissertation fellowship, the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management division, the Industry Studies Association and the Strategy Research Foundation dissertation scholarship.

She serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Dr. Moeen teaches courses in strategic management.

She received her PhD in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, her MBA from the Sharif University of Technology’s Graduate School of Management and Economics and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tehran.