Ilze Kivleniece

Ilze Kivleniece is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. She holds a PhD in Strategic Management from HEC Paris (France) and, prior to joining INSEAD, was a faculty member at Imperial College Business School (UK), were she taught on a number of programmes (including specialized Masters and MBA).

Ilze’s research is focussed on an emerging, prominent area of studies that connects Strategic Management with broader issues related to the interaction between firms and public, political or social environment. In her research, she draws upon organizational boundaries, nonmarket strategy and value-based perspectives, to study the emergence and performance of novel, innovative organizational forms as important mechanisms of value creation and capture. Among Ilze’s principal research areas are 1) the emergence and design of novel hybrid organizational forms, with particular emphasis on public-private (or cross-sector) collaboration, and 2) the impact of political and social interests, and nonmarket pressures on firm strategy, boundary choices and performance.

Her work has been published or is forthcoming in a number of prominent academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Management Studies. Among a number of distinctions, she is the recipient of the Strategy Research Foundation Scholar 2011 grant by the Strategic Management Society. Her PhD work obtained the Best Dissertation 2013 award (across all disciplines) by the HEC Foundation, in France.

Ilze serves as a member of the editorial review board of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and has been involved in reviewing roles for Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Organization Design.

Before joining academia, Ilze held several senior account management and corporate development positions (M&A, restructuring, corporate governance and reporting) in advertising, telecommunications and IT industries. Prior to her doctoral studies, Ilze earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in International Business and Economics.

Ilze Kivleniece
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