Paul Nary is an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a corporate strategy researcher who is interested in how firms’ resources and capabilities affect their external transaction strategies, that is how firms acquire, sell, or partner for access to corporate assets. Dr. Nary’s research explores topics in corporate strategy, especially M&A, and the role and behavior of private equity firms in public markets. His work has been published in top strategy journals, including Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Review.
Professor Nary currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Strategic Management Journal, Strategy Science, and Strategic Management Review. Dr. Nary was Strategic Management Society’s SRF Dissertation Scholar and an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota, where he conducted archival research at the Charles Babbage Institute. Dr. Nary is a recipient of multiple funding awards, including those from Wharton Dean’s Research Fund, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Nary has worked for Intel Corporation, where his work spanned corporate venturing, new business development, mergers and acquisitions, and external technology collaborations. Before Intel, he worked for a boutique PE firm, a commercial real estate investment fund, and started several business ventures. Dr. Nary completed his PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He also holds a Master’s degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and an MBA and a BS in Finance from DePaul University.