Mahka Moeen joins the Wisconsin School of Business in July 2023 as an Associate Professor in the Management and Human Resources Department.
Professor Moeen’s research focuses on how firms and entrepreneurs create and enter nascent industries. In studying the co-evolution of entrepreneurial firms and nascent industries, she examines strategies that firms undertake during early industry stages and even prior to the first ever commercialization within an industry context, such as agricultural biotechnology, bio-pharmaceutical, and drone industries.
Professor Moeen received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tehran, her MBA from Sharif University of Technology, and her Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland.
Selected Published Journal Articles
Gaonkar, S. & Moeen, M. (2023). Standing on the parent’s shoulder or in its shadow? Alliance partner overlap between employee spinouts and their parents Strategic Management Journal
Shermon, A. & Moeen, M. (2022). Zooming in or zooming out: Entrants’ product portfolios in the nascent drone industry Strategic Management Journal
Agarwal, R. & Kim, S. & Moeen, M. (2021). Leveraging Private Enterprise: Incubation of New Industries to Address the Public Sector’s Mission-Oriented Grand Challenges Strategy Science
Moeen, M. & Agarwal, R. & Shah, S. (2020). Building Industries by Building Knowledge: Uncertainty Reduction over Industry Milestones Strategy Science
Moeen, M. & Mitchell, W. (2020). How do pre-entrants to the industry incubation stage choose between alliances and acquisitions for technical capabilities and specialized complementary assets? Strategic Management Journal
Agarwal, R. & Moeen, M. & Shah, S. (2017). Athena’s Birth: Triggers, Actors, and Actions Preceding Industry Inception Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Moeen, M. & Agarwal, R. (2017). Incubation of an industry: Heterogeneous knowledge bases and modes of value capture Strategic Management Journal
Moeen, M. (2017). Entry into nascent industries: Disentangling a firm’s capability portfolio at the time of investment versus market entry Strategic Management Journal
Mindruta, D. & Moeen, M. & Agarwal, R. (2016). A two-sided matching approach for partner selection and assessing complementarities in partners’ attributes in inter-firm alliances Strategic Management Journal
Kirsch, D. & Moeen, M. & Wadhwani, D. (2013). Historicism and industry emergence: Industry knowledge and interpretation from pre-emergence to stylized fact Organizations in time: History, Theory, Methods
Moeen, M. & Somaya, D. & Mahoney, J. (2013). Supply Portfolio Concentration in Outsourced Knowledge-Based Services Organization Science