Solon Moreira

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Solon Moreira

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Management

      • Assistant Professor


Dr. Solon Moreira joins Fox School of Business as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Previously, he worked as Assistant Professor at IESE Business School, where he designed and taught MBA, Executive, and In-Company courses, focusing on Corporate Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Strategy. He has also taught in countries across the globe, including the United States, Spain, Brazil, Denmark, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Colombia, and Pakistan.

Solon’s research focuses on the link between innovation and firm performance. He is particularly interested in understanding how established corporations collaborate with startups and how firms use external sources of knowledge to adjust to a changing technological landscape. Some of the R&D strategies he investigates include technology licensing, strategic alliances, and M&As.

His research has been published in leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. He has also received various prizes, including the Fox School’s Excellence in Practice Research, Strategic Management Society Best Paper Finalist, and Best Paper Nominee for the European Academy of Management. Solon has presented his research at numerous international conferences.

Before joining academia, Solon was an entrepreneur and co-founded a trading company in Brazil. He has also been involved in research collaborations with multinational companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and Novo Nordisk.

Solon holds a Ph.D. in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy from Copenhagen Business School and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Innovation, Strategy and Organization from the University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Collaboration and Partnerships with Startups
  • Technology Deals
  • Financial Analysts and Market Intermediaries
  • Digital Entrepreneurship

Courses Taught




SGM 4596

Strategic Business Planning: Feasibility Assessment / Business Planning for Entrepreneurial Ventures


SGM 5135

Innovation Intelligence: Plan, Build, Protect, and Monetize a Technology / Innovation Portfolio


SGM 5137

Entrepreneurial Thinking and New Venture Creation


SGM 5148

Open Innovation and Managing Strategic Alliances


Selected Publications


  • Moreira, S., Klueter, T.M., & Asija, A. (2023). Market for technology 2.0? Reassessing the role of complementary assets on licensing decisions. Research Policy, 52(7), 104787-104787. Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2023.104787.

  • Minbaeva, D., Muratbekova-Touron, M., Nayır, D., & Moreira, S. (2021). Individual responses to competing institutional logics in emerging markets. International Business Review, 30(4). doi: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2020.101778.

  • Moreira, S. (2021). Don't Keep it All for Yourself; Let Them Work on It: A Dynamic Perspective to Appropriability and R&D Strategy. Fox Business Review, 1(1), 10-14.

  • Moreira, S., Mudambi, S., Carleton, M., & Fare, T. (2020). Letter to the Journal: The COVID-19 Innovation Race, a Case Study. Journal of Precision Medicine. Retrieved from

  • Moreira, S. & Soares, T. (2020). Academic spill-ins or spill-outs? Examining knowledge spillovers of university patents. Industrial and Corporate Change, 29(5), 1145-1165. doi: 10.1093/icc/dtaa011.

  • Moreira, S., Klueter, T., & Tasselli, S. (2020). Competition, technology licensing-in, and innovation. Organization Science, 31(4), 1012-1036. doi: 10.1287/orsc.2019.1337.

  • Moreira, S., Mudambi, R., Carleton, M., Fare, T., & Majors (2020). Organizational Legitimacy and Rents from Blockbuster Innovation in the Biopharma Industry. Journal of Precision Medicine.

  • Moreira, S. & Tae, C. (2019). The effect of industry leaders’ exploratory innovation on competitor performance. Industry and Innovation, 26(9), 965-987. doi: 10.1080/13662716.2019.1593111.

  • Moreira, S., Cabaleiro, G., & Reichstein, T. (2019). Licensing decision: A rent dissipation lens applied to product market competition, openness to external knowledge and exogenous sunk costs. Industrial and Corporate Change, 28(4), 773-792. doi: 10.1093/icc/dty036.