Nicholas Argyres

Vernon W. & Marion K. Piper Professor of Strategy

Nicholas Argyres

Nicholas Argyres

Professor Argyres joined the Olin Business School faculty in 2008. He is currently the Vernon W. and Marion K.Piper Professor of Strategy. He has served as Chair of the Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, and as Associate Dean of Faculty for the Olin School.

Area of Expertise

Business/Corporate Strategy, Management Strategy, Critical Thinking, Innovation and Growth, Technology Management, Organizational Design, Organizational Strategy


Ph D 1993, University of California Berkeley

Academic/Professional Activities

  • Chairperson, Cooperative Strategies Interest Group, Strategic Management Society
  • Academic Director, EMBA St. Louis Program, 2018-present
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal

Research Interests

Strategy and structure; vertical integration, contracting and inter-organizational arrangements; internal organization structure; industry evolution

Personal Interests

Personal interests include tennis, music, and travel.

Selected Publications

  • "Does Supply Concentration Encourage Cooperation? Evidence from Airlines", Management Science, with Ricard Gil, Giorgio Zanarone, 2024
  • "The Role of Communication Style in Adaptation to Interorganizational Project Disruptions", Journal of Operations Management, Issue 4, 353-384, with Nuno Oliveira, Fabrice Lumineau, 2022
  • "Organizational Change and the Dynamics of Innovation: Formal R&D Structure and Intrafirm Inventor Networks", Strategic Management Journal, with L. Rios, B. Silverman, 2020
  • "The Role of Relationship Scope in Sustaining Relational Contracts", Strategic Management Journal, with Janet Bercovitz, Giorgio Zanarone, 2020