Professor Manuel Becerra
Manuel Becerra
  • PhD, Strategic Management (University of Maryland)
  • MSc, Management (University of Southern California)
  • Bachelor, Economics and Business Administration (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
+61 7 334 68157
Room 534, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

Manuel Becerra (Ph.D. Maryland) is Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Queensland Business School. Previously, he was Professor of Strategy at IE Business School in Madrid for fifteen years, where he held the Accenture Chair in Strategic Management. He was also Head of School of Marketing and Management at the University of Adelaide prior to joining UQ in 2015. As visiting faculty, he has taught at Michigan State University, BI-Norwegian Business School, and Fudan University (China).

Research interests

Business strategy
Positioning, competitive dynamics, value creation
Corporate strategy
Diversification, global strategy, risk
Strategy process
Trust between and within organizations


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  • 1. Academy of Management
  • 2. Strategic Management Society
  • 3. IberoAmerican Academy of Management


2009 - Special 2005-08 Teaching Award (IE Business School, Madrid)
2006 - SAP Best Paper award (Conference in Corporate Strategy, Berlin)
1998 - Allan Nash Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student (Smith Business School, University of Maryland)

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
Strategy, entrepreneurship and value creation Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Spain 2009 - 2012 $200,000
Corporate Entrepreneurship and top management teams Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Spain 2006 - 2009 $100,000
NOS Project: Knowledge Flows in Norwegian Networks Norwegian Science Foundation, Norway 1999 - 2003 $200,000