Our Department Head, Devi R. Gnyawali, recently traveled to South Korea and served as the Keynote Speaker at a seminar on co-opetition.  The seminar was organized by the Korean Society of Strategic Management and the Business Research Institute at Hangyang University Business School.  In addition, he conducted various research meetings with Korean scholars that served as an opportunity to explore research collaboration projects with other Korean universities.


Dr. Devi R. Gnyawali is the Department Head, and R. B. Pamplin Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. Dr. Gnyawali’s research seeks to understand how firms learn, innovate, and create competitive advantages through competition, cooperation, and co-opetition (simultaneous pursuit of competition and cooperation). His research has investigated how firms acquire external resources possessed by their alliance partners, how they develop internal resources such as technology and shared knowledge, and how they leverage external and internal resources to become better competitors, to innovate, and to create competitive advantages.  Learn more about his research