Christopher B. Bingham

Eship Center Faculty Director, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Area Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Chris Bingham’s general research interests revolve around organizational learning, adaptation, growth, innovation and strategic decision making in entrepreneurial firms and firms in dynamic markets.

He has studied how firms develop alliance, acquisition, product development and internationalization capabilities; how they assimilate new technologies; and how they systematically capture new opportunities and innovate over time.

Currently he is studying the processes and outcomes of business accelerators, the evolving form of crowdfunding and the nature of effective synergy capture.

Dr. Bingham is an award-winning researcher and teacher. Administrative Science QuarterlyStrategic Management JournalAcademy of Management JournalOrganization ScienceMIT Sloan Management ReviewStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the Academy of Management Review have published his work. Most recently, he won the 2015 Award for Excellence in MBA Teaching at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

His industry experience includes work with McKinsey & Company, Deloitte Consulting and Price Waterhouse, as well as with several entrepreneurial firms. He frequently works with executive audiences and has consulted with numerous organizations, including Astellas, 3M, Corning, Procter & Gamble, 2U, FedEx, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, IHRSA, Sport Management Institute, ExxonMobil, and WL Gore.

He is a former nationally sponsored snowboarder and is fluent in Spanish.

He received his PhD in strategy, organizations and entrepreneurship from Stanford University. He received his BS in accounting and his MBA/MA from Brigham Young University, where he graduated with honors.