John M. de Figueiredo is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the UCLA Anderson School, where he teaches in and serves as faculty director of a number of major custom executive education programs for publicly traded firms. In addition, de Figueiredo is the Edward and Ellen Marie Schwarzman Professor of Law at the Duke Law School and Professor of Strategy and Economics at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. In the 2012-2013 academic year, he will be on sabbatical as a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton University.
Professor de Figueiredo studies competitive strategy, political and legal strategy, law and economics, and the management of innovation. His research in competitive strategy focuses on using dynamic models to explain how large and small firms gain competitive advantage through innovation, organization, and market position in segmented markets. His research in law and economics and "non-market" strategy explores how firms use political influence, regulatory lobbying, and strategic litigation to enhance competitive performance. He has published many scholarly articles in a wide range of leading economic, political science, law, and management journals. These papers have examined the telecommunications, computing, internet, health care, and other high technology sectors.
Prior to joining Duke University in 2010, he was on the faculties of the UCLA Anderson School, UCLA Law School, and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also held positions at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Harvard Law School, and INSEAD. In addition, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor de Figueiredo holds a Ph.D. in Business and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley; an M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics; and an A.B. in economics from Harvard University.
Professor de Figueiredo has taught in a variety of different programs for business students, law students, and executives. He has taught courses on business strategy, technology strategy, political and regulatory strategy, managing the media and activists, and global strategy. In law, he also teaches analytical methods and advanced administrative law. Professor de Figueiredo also leads classes on corporate governance, organizational change, and executive problem solving for senior executives and boards of directors. He won an MBA teaching award while at MIT and won four MBA teaching awards while at UCLA.
Prior to joining academia, Professor de Figueiredo was a strategic management consultant at Monitor Company for a number of years, where he served on a team of consultants that started the company's Spanish practice and Madrid office.
Ph.D. (Business and Public Policy), 1997, UC Berkeley
M.Sc. (Economics), 1989, London School of Economics
A.B. (Economics), 1988, Harvard University