Business Practice Advisory Board

An important objective of the SMR is to offer opportunities for scholars to learn from practice, through special conferences, executive commentaries and engagement, and the BPAB.

Saikat Chaudhuri, University of Califoria, Berkeley, Chair

James Bamford, Managing Director, Water Street Partners

Fernando Chaddad, Managing Director and Head of Analytics Strategy Practice, Latin America, Accenture

Hugh Courtney, Northeastern University

Leslie Donato, VP Strategy, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Neil Kalvelage, Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Jane Kirkland, SVP and Head of Strategy for Global Services, State Street

Max Michaels, AI entrepreneur, former Global Head of IBM’s Network Services Business

Cynthia Pols, VP Strategy, Change Healthcare

Michael Raynor, Director, Deloitte Services LP

Martin Reeves, Senior Partner, Managing Director, and Director of the Henderson Institute, BCG

Rebecca Roth, VP Strategy and Planning, GateHouse Media

Scott Snyder, Partner, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Heidrick & Struggles

Tom Stewart, Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market, former editor of HBR

Scott Wells, CEO, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas

Perspectives from Practice

As one way of fulfilling its mission of learning from practice and connecting scholars with consultants and industry executives, the SMR has developed a new type of article. Perspective from Practice essays are written by practitioners, often in collaboration or dialogue with academics. These essays identify high-priority topics in specific domains of practice that deserve scholarly attention in strategic management. More broadly, they address the institutional divides that exist between research and practice and encourage advances on the canonical problems of strategic management that meet the current needs of practice.