CV

CURRENT EDUCATION

London Business School, 2014-present; Ph.D. Strategy and Entrepreneurship

(Advisors: Sendil Ethiraj and Keyvan Vakili)

 

PREVIOUS EDUCATION

University College London, 2013-2014, Masters (Distinction), Economics

Harvard University, 2009-2011, Masters, Public Policy

University of Oxford, 2004-2007, B.A. (Honours), Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Innovation and Technology Strategy, Human Capital, Corporate Investment in Science, Firm Boundaries and Scope

 

WORKING PAPERS

Blomfield, M., & K. Vakili, 2019, “The Research Money Can’t Buy: Sponsoring Academic Science in the Shadow of Reputational Rewards,”

Revise & Resubmit, Organization Science

Blomfield, M., 2019, “Hiring for Knowledge or Skills: How Do Firms Use Scientific Human Capital Acquired from Academia?”

Blomfield, M., 2019, “More in Common, Further Apart? Common Institutional Ownership and Firms’ Innovation Decisions”

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

McGahan, A.M., K. Vakili, and M. Blomfield, “The Impact of TRIPS on the Diffusion of Knowledge in Science and Commercialization”

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tutor, Developing Strategy for Value Creation, Executive Education, 2016-2019

Leading sessions re-capping core lecture themes and analyzing strategic challenge cases, pre-session online tutoring

(Professor Yiorgos Mylonadis)

Teaching Assistant, Career Leadership, MiM, MBA, EMBA, 2015-2019

Leading interactive exercises for groups of 15-20 students

(Professor Isabel Fernandez-Mateo)

Teaching Assistant, Advanced Competitive Strategy, MiM, MBA, 2019

Running in-class simulation, writing case solutions

(Professor Sendil Ethiraj)

Teaching Assistant, Strategic Analysis, Masters in Management, 2015-2018

Teaching supplementary sessions for the core strategy course re-capping lecture themes, writing case for exam, providing

assignment feedback, grading, other ad hoc duties

(Professors Olenka Kacperczyk, Aharon Cohen Mohliver, and Sugyong Chang)

TEACHING CASES

"Sofar Sounds," London Business School Case (with Julian Birkinshaw, David Mather, Aharon Cohen Mohliver, and Victoria Sevcenko)

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., 2011-2012

Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, London U.K., 2007-2009

 

HONORS & AWARDS

U.K. Economic and Social Research Council Ph.D. Scholarship, London Business School

The James Lanner Memorial Scholarship, University College London

Captain, University Challenge, New College, University of Oxford

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Reviewer, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Annual Conferences (STR Outstanding Reviewer Award 2019)

Conference Organizer, Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference

Student Representative, London Business School Department Ph.D. Committee

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Work Authorization: U.K. Citizenship; U.S. Permanent Residence

Computer Skills: Stata; R; Python

REFERENCES

Sendil Ethiraj

London Business School

Regent’s Park

London, NW1 4SA

United Kingdom

sethiraj@london.edu

Keyvan Vakili

London Business School

Regent’s Park

London, NW1 4SA

United Kingdom

kvakili@london.edu

Olenka Kacperczyk

London Business School

Regent’s Park

London, NW1 4SA

United Kingdom

okacperczyk@london.edu

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