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Sharon Belenzon

Fundación Damm Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
Fuqua School of Business
Box 90120, Durham, NC 27708-0120
Fuqua School of Business, Durham, NC 27708


Sharon Belenzon is the Fundación Damm Distinguished Professor of Strategy at the Fuqua School of Business. His research explores the conditions under which firms in developed nations coalesce into groups, and how different attributes of such groups are related to resource reallocation, innovation, and firm performance. Professor Belenzon’s research is dedicated to advance the understanding of how firm organizational structure mediates, and is mediated by, firm strategy, and of how structure conditions the way in which resources are mobilized across different units of the organization, focusing on financial resources, innovation, managerial talent, and brands (names). His research has been featured in top academic journals, such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, and Journal of Law and Economics. Professor Belenzon received his PhD from the London School of Economics, and completed post-doctorate work at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. He has also been the recipient of the Kauffman foundation post-doctorate fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He earned MA and BA degrees in Economics from TelAviv University. At Fuqua, he teaches the core strategy course, Principles of Strategy, and the PhD strategy seminar, and is engaged in advising PhD students.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Fundación Damm Distinguished Professor of Business Administration · 2023 - Present Fuqua School of Business
Professor of Business Administration · 2020 - Present Fuqua School of Business
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship · 2018 - Present Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

London School of Economics (United Kingdom) · 2005 Ph.D.