Professor Richard J. Arend


Universities & Institutions

  • University of Southern Maine

Areas of Interest

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship

Richard J. Arend is a Professor of Strategic Management, LL Bean/Lee Surace Chair in Strategic Managementat the University of Southern Maine.

Professor Richard J. Arend is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s doctoral program in Policy Analysis and Strategy. He holds the L.L. Bean/Lee Surace Chair in Strategic Management as Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern Maine. Prior academic appointments include the Management Faculty of New York University’s Stern School of Business, the Bloch School at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His interests lie in the analysis of unusual modes of firm value creation and destruction, and he has published in several top journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science. He has over 50 academic published articles and chapters to his credit, as well as one book, Wicked Entrepreneurship. He specializes in critical assessments of the current theories of strategy and of entrepreneurship. He has over twenty years of academic experience researching and teaching business, and has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of theory journals. He is also a professional engineer with work and consulting experience in aerospace and computing.

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