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Hart Posen

Hart Posen

Expert on business strategy, the use of innovation and imitation by incumbent firms and start-ups, and global strategy.

Associate professor, management and human resources, School of Business Wisconsin School of Business Work: 608-262-9449 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Start-up strategy: how can start-ups develop and deploy strategies that will enhance their probability of success?
  • Technological disruption: how can firms respond to disruptive technological change?
  • Imitation strategy: how can firms imitate rivals to enhance profitability?
  • Innovation strategy: wow, can firms use innovation to enhance profitability?
  • Business strategy: why are some firms more profitable than others?


  • Developed novel course on Global Strategy that has been delivered to students and executives in the US and Asia.
  • 3M Corporation: Junior Faculty Research Award
  • Research published in the leading journals in strategy journals: Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal.
  • Successful entrepreneur in technology and retail sectors.