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Elena Kulchina

Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Department of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Elena Kulchina is an associate professor of strategic management at the North Carolina State University and a faculty affiliate at the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.

Her research interests are at the intersection of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and international business. Her areas of research are foreign and domestic entrepreneurs, management of entrepreneurial and multinational ventures, founders’ role in start-ups, the impact of international migration on organizations, and strategy and geography. Her work has been published and is forthcoming at the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Management Science.

Elena has received multiple research awards, including the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship, the Emerging Scholar Award in International Management from the Academy of Management, the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, and the NFIB Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Entrepreneurship from the Academy of Management. Her work has been funded by the Kauffman Foundation, University of Virginia (Darden) Batten Institute, and Duke University. Elena serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review. She was previously an assistant professor at the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. She received her doctorate degree in strategic management from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.


Ph.D. Strategic Management University of Toronto