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Professor Sidney G. Winter

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Centennial Professor


Sidney G. Winter is the Deloitte and Touche Professor of Management, Emeritus, at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  During his career he has held regular or visiting appointments at seven universities, served on the staffs of the U.S. General Accounting Office, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, been a consultant for various governmental and non-profit organizations, and appeared as an expert witness in antitrust and other litigation.  His research focus in recent years has been on the study of management problems from the viewpoint of evolutionary economics. He is visiting the Department of Management at the London School of Economics as a BP Centennial Professor.
With Richard Nelson, he co-authored the highly-cited modern statement of an evolutionary approach to economics:  An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change (1982). He was the winner of the Viipuri Prize in Strategic Management in 2008.  His 2003 paper, “Understanding Dynamic Capabilities,” was co-winner of the Best Paper Prize of the Strategic Management Journal  in 2009.
Winter is a graduate of Swarthmore College, and received his doctorate in economics from Yale University.  He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Strategic Management Society.


Capabilities: Their Origins and Ancestry
Sidney G. Winter, (2012) Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(8), pages 1402-1406, December.

Problems at the Foundation? Comments on Felin and Foss
Winter, Sidney G., (2011) Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 7(02), pages 257-277, June.

A conversation with Sidney Winter on the contributions of Alfred Chandler
Sidney G. Winter & David J. Teece, (2010) Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 19(2), pages 363-376, April.

A General Interindustry Relatedness Index
David J. Bryce & Sidney G. Winter, (2009) Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 55(9), pages 1570-1585, September.

Vertical integration and disintegration of computer firms: a history-friendly model of the coevolution of the computer and semiconductor industries
Franco Malerba & Richard Nelson & Luigi Orsenigo & Sidney Winter, (2008) Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 17(2), pages 197-231, April. 


Professor Sidney G. Winter