BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.S., MS, University of Virginia; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyProfessor Michael Lenox is the Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business. He teaches and serves as the course head for the First Year "Strategy" core course. He is associate dean and academic director of Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He serves as president of the multiple-university Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability(ARCS), a professional society of scholars from all disciplines studying the interface between business and sustainability.Prior to joining Darden in 2008, Professor Lenox was a professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, where he served as the area coordinator for Fuqua’s strategy area, the faculty director and founder of Duke’s Corporate Sustainability Initiative, and course head for the core MBA strategy course where he was runner-up for the Chrysler faculty teaching award on multiple occasions. He received his Ph.D. in technology management and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the degrees of bachelor and master of science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. Professor Lenox has served as an assistant professor at New York University's Stern School of Business and as a visiting professor at Harvard University, Oxford University and IMD.Lenox’s research has appeared in over 25 refereed academic publications and has been cited in a number of media outlets including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Economist, the Dow Jones Newswire, and the Associated Press. His expertise is in the domain of technology strategy and policy. He is broadly interested in the role of innovation and entrepreneurship for economic growth and firm competitive success. In particular, he explores the sourcing of extramural knowledge by firms and its impact on firm innovation strategy. Lenox has also had a long-standing interest in the interface between business strategy and public policy as it relates to the natural environment. Recent work explores firm strategies and nontraditional public policies that have the potential to drive "green" innovation and entrepreneurship.Selected PublicationsYork, Jeffrey and Michael Lenox. "Exploring the Socio-Cultural Drivers of De Novo versus De Alio Entry in Emerging Industries," Strategic Management Journal, 2013.Lenox, Michael, Scott Rockart and Arie Lewin. "Interdependency, Competition, and Industry Dynamics," Reprinted with a new introduction in G. Markman & P. Phan (eds.) Market Entry, Competitive Dynamics, and Entrepreneurial Market Entry, Edward Edgar Publishing: Cambridge, MA (2012): p. 54-84. (Originally appeared in Management Science, Vol. 53, No. 4, (April 2007), p. 599-615.)Michael Lenox and Jeffrey York. "Environmental Enterpreneurship," in Oxford Handbook on Business and the Environment, T. Bansal and A. Hoffman (Editors), Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Michael J. Lenox, Scott F. Rockart, and Arie Y. Lewin. "Does Interdependency Affect Industry Profitability? An Empirical Test," Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, February 2010, 121-139.Greg Daneke, Jeremy Hall, and Michael Lenox. "Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship: Past Contributions and Future Directions," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 25, No. 5, September 2010, 439-448.Michael J. Lenox and Charles E. Eesley. "Private Environmental Activism and the Selection and Response of Firm Targets," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2009, 45-73. Selected BooksLenox, Michael and Jared Harris. The Strategist's Toolkit. Darden Business Publishing, (2013). MBA CoursesFY StrategyEntrepreneurs Taking ActionAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Michael Lenox's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.