Erin Fahrenkopf

David A. Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University

240-B Posner

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

emckinne at andrew dot cmu dot edu

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

David A. Tepper School of Business

Jun. 2013 – Present

Ph.D. in Industrial Administration (Organizational Behavior and Theory)
(Expected May 2017)
Advisor: Linda Argote

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Department of Social and Decision Sciences

May 2013

M.S. in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Technological Change
Disciplinary focus: Organizations
Advisor: Steven Klepper

George Washington University, Washington, DC

Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Jan. 2010

M.S. in Statistics
GPA: 3.61

George Washington University, Washington, DC

Elliott School of International Affairs

Jan. 2007

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in International Affairs and Economics (double major)
GPA: 3.76, graduated with special honors

PUBLICATIONS

  • Fahrenkopf, E. & Argote, L. (2015) “Personnel movement and the development of dynamic capabilities: An organizational learning perspective.” In Teece, D., editor, Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities. Oxford University Press.

WORKING PAPERS

  • Fahrenkopf, E.(2015) “Inventor mobility and firm strategy in the U.S. laser industry.” Working Paper.
  • Argote, L. & Fahrenkopf, E. (2015) “Knowledge transfer in organizations.” Working Paper.

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Inventor mobility and firm strategy in the U.S. laser industry.”
    • Academy of Management (August 2015)
    • Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference (October 2015)
  • “Considering a Firm’s Strategy in the Link between Inventor Mobility and Interfirm Knowledge Flow.”
    • Academy of Management (August 2013)
    • Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Doctoral & Thesis Development Workshop (March 2014)
  • “Mobility and the Development of Firm Capabilities in the US Laser Industry.”
    • INFORMS (October 2013)
    • CMU SETChange Seminar Series (October 2013)

TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT

  • T.A. Statistical Applications for Managers taught by Prof. Dennis Epple, 2015
  • T.A. Organizational Learning & Strategic Management taught by Prof. Linda Argote, 2014-15
  • T.A. Managing Networks & Organizations (MBA Core) taught by Prof. Brandy Aven, 2013-14
  • T.A. Managing People & Teams (MBA Core) taught by Prof. Anita Woolley, 2013-14
  • R.A. conducting interviews and other qualitative research methods for Prof. Paul Goodman, 2011
  • T.A. Principles of Economics taught by Prof. Steven Klepper, 2011
  • T.A. Institutions,Entrepreneurship &Innovation taught by Prof. Serguey Braguinsky, 2011

honors and Awards

  • 2013– 15 Graduate Student Conference Traveling Award
  • 2014 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant in Science of Science and Innovation Policy
  • 2014 CMU Graduate Student Research Award
  • 2006 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2006 Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2006 National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • 2004 – 06 Presidential Achievement Scholarship
  • 2004 – 06 Dean’s List

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Economists Incorporated, Washington, DC

Research Associate, Analyst

July 2007 – July 2010

Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, DC

Financial Systems Analyst

April 2007 - July 2007

Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research, Alexandria, VA

Research Intern

February 2007 - April 2007

REFERENCES

Linda Argote

David M. Kirr & Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

David Hounshell

David M. Roderick Professor of Technology and Social Change

Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

HONORS

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, 2006
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2006
  • Presidential Achievement Scholarship, 2004 –2006
  • Dean’s List, 2004 –2006

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Strategy
  • Organizational theory
  • Organizational learning
  • Strategic human capital
  • Behavioral strategy

Memberships

  • Academy of Management (SectionL OMT, TIM)
  • SMS

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