John de Figueiredo, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Associate Professor of Law
UCLA Anderson School of Management
John de Figueiredo’s primary fields of research are competitive strategy, political and legal strategy, law and economics, and the management of innovation. His research in “non-market” strategy examines how firms use political influence, regulatory lobbying, and strategic litigation to enhance competitive performance. His current work in the field has examined corporate legislative and regulatory lobbying behavior in telecommunications, health care, and other high technology industries. De Figueiredo’s research on competitive strategy and innovation focus on long-term competitive advantage, technology strategy, and organizational change. His papers have appeared in leading economics, management, and law journals.
Prior to joining the UCLA Anderson School, Professor de Figueiredo was on the faculties of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He was also the Olin Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Law School and is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. De Figueiredo has taught MBA students, Ph.D. students, and executives in a variety of different programs. His main teaching responsibility has been the core MBA Strategic Management course, and he has developed and taught an MBA elective course on corporate non-market strategy, introducing techniques to company executives on managing the media, activists, government, and international bodies to achieve the objectives of the corporation. He also teaches competitive strategy, non-market strategy, technology strategy, corporate governance, and organizational change at the senior executive and board of directors level. He won the Excellence in Teaching Award for MBA teaching while at MIT, and has won four teaching awards in his four years on the UCLA faculty.