Professor Moenius Receives Best Paper Award of 2009

A Redlands business professor has received the Best Paper Award of 2009 from the Israel Strategies Conference.

Johannes Moenius’ paper, “To Hunt or to Scavenge: Optimal Investment Strategies in the Presence of Indirect Network Effects,” edged out more than 80 other submissions.

Moenius’ paper explored how software firms make decisions about hardware investment, and how a firm’s standing in the market, as well as the investment of competitors, shapes decisions.

View the full paper, which was co-written by Sarit Markovich of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, here.

More than 115 strategic management scholars from around the world attended the conference, which was sponsored by Guilford Glazer School of Business & Management at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. About 50 papers and posters were presented during the conference.

Moenius and his co-author received plaques and a $1,000 award at the final session of the conference.

The professor came to Redlands in 2005. Before that, he taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also was a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo.

An international trade economist by training, his research interests include how domestic institutions affect international trade. He also has done work on platform technologies and the role of political institutions.

¬†Moenius, who is director of the university’s international program, teaches courses in global business and global business strategies. He holds a doctorate in economics from UC San Diego.

The University has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting study abroad.

More than 47 percent of Redlands undergraduates participate in study abroad programs.

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