Richard Rumelt

Richard Rumelt

Formal First Name
1942 - present

Richard Rumelt is the Harry and Elsa Kunin Emeritus Professor of Business & Society at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has taught courses in business policy, technology strategy, industrial organization economics, and many more. Rumelt’s research has centered on corporate diversification strategy and the sources of sustainable advantage to individual business strategies. His current research interests center on the dynamics of industry transitions, with a focus on the patterns and forces shaping the evolution of complex industries.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Richard D. Irwin Prize, Best Dissertation at Harvard Business School, 1973
  • Robbins Teaching Award, UCLA, 1980
  • Received Harry and Elsa Kunin Chair in Business and Society, UCLA, 1993
  • Received the Shell Chair in Human Resources and Organisation Development, INSEAD, 1995
  • Best Paper Award, Strategic Management Society, 1998
  • Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, elected 2005