- Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
PhD, Management, Texas A&M University
MBA, Finance, Case Western Reserve University
AB, Biology, Kenyon College
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Levitas specializes in strategic management and the management of innovation. His research activity focuses on technology and new product development, particularly among biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms. He has examined how strategic alliances, financial asset availability, technology transfers, and managerial incentives affect firm innovation and survival. He is part of team that received a National Science Foundation grant to examine the impact gender, racial and experiential diversity has on innovative outcomes. He also examines how principles of Behavioral Economics impacts strategic decision-making.
Dr. Levitas is a member of the Academy of Management, INFORMS, and the Strategic Management Society. His work has appeared in publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, Competitive Intelligence Review, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Management, Journal of Strategy and Management, Journal of World Business, Organization Science, Small Business Economics, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the Strategic Management Journal. He was formerly an associate editor of Journal of Management, and serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of Management Studies. Along with researchers Dr. Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology) and Dr. Romila Singh (Human Resources Management), Dr. Levitas received a National Science Foundation Grant in the amount of $492,531 to study the influence of gender and race in fostering innovation within engineering teams (ECR Grant 1761249). Dr. Levitas has also worked as a laboratory scientist, a securities research analyst, and a financial officer of a small Cincinnati firm.