Amy Blitz

Lecturer

Academic Division: Economics

Bio

Dr. Blitz has over twenty years of research and business experience, with expertise in innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, and economic development. Throughout her career, Dr. Blitz has led major research initiatives for diverse organizations, including IBM, where she was the Global Lead for Strategy at the IBM Institute for Business Value and directed a series of studies on innovation; McKinsey & Co. where she helped launch a social networking site for management innovators; Harvard Business School, where she developed a series of studies on entrepreneurial strategy based on interviews with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; Ernst & Young, where she co-authored a study on IPOs in the late 1990s that resulted in extensive new, ongoing consulting services; and a UN-affiliated NGO in the Philippines, where she helped launch a successful credit cooperative in a poor rural community. Dr. Blitz has extensive consulting experience in areas related to strategy and thought leadership. Her work has been published as books and articles, and has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and other leading media outlets.

Academic Degrees

  • Selected by IBM for Exec Ed Program at HBS, Harvard Business School
  • Ph D, M.I.T.
  • MS, MIT
  • BA, Colby College

Academic Interests

Macroeconomics; Innovation Strategy; Economic Development; Entrepreneurship

Awards & Honors

  • 1998 - Screenwriting Competition, Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • 1993 - Media Studies, Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
  • 1992 - Goldsmith Award, Harvard's Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy
  • 1991 - MacArthur Fellowship, MIT Center for International Studies
  • 1989 - Media Studies Competition, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • MBA 7350: CAPSTONE: BABSON CONSULTING ALLIANCE PRO
  • ECN 2000: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
  • MFE 7500: MGMT CONSULTING FIELD EXPERIENCE

Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Blitz, A. (2017). Lessons from the steel industry: If you can’t compete on price, innovate your way to value-added differentiation. Strategy & Leadership, 45(5), 7.
  • Blitz, A. (2016). Beset by the digital revolution successful retailers embrace technology that enhances customer value. Strategy & Leadership, 44(6) link
  • Lubowe, D., Cipollari, J., Antoine, P., Blitz, A. (2009). A comprehensive strategy for globally integrated operations. Strategy & Leadership, 37(5), 22-30.
  • Berman, S., Davidson, S., Longworth, S., Blitz, A. (2009). Succeeding in the new economic environment – three targets for leaders. Strategy & Leadership, 37(4), 13-22.
  • Porta, M., House, B., Buckley, L., Blitz, A.E. (2008). Value 2.0: eight new rules for creating and capturing value from innovative technologies. Strategy & Leadership, 36(4), 10-18.
  • Owen, L., Goldwasser, C., Choate, K., Blitz, A. (2008). Collaborative innovation throughout the extended enterprise. Strategy & Leadership, 36(1), 39-45.

Books

  • Blitz, A. (2000). The Contested State: American Foreign Policy and Regime Change in the Philippines. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield link

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Blitz, A. (2000). Alison Brown of Compass Records. 13.

Reports

  • Blitz, A. (1998). Measures That Matter: Managing the Success of the IPO Transformation Process. Ernst & Young

Others

  • Blitz, A. (2016). A lesson from abroad for creating American jobs. Washington, DC: The Hill link
  • Blitz, A. (2009). The Philippines: The Contested State. New York, NY: Routledge link
  • Hamel, G., Blitz, A. (2009). Unshackling Employees. New York, NY: Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones link

Presentations

  • Razing Cane
    Blitz, A. Razing Cane Strategic Business Management & Economic Research Conference, Boston, MA (2015)
  • Social Enterprise in the Food Sector
    Blitz, A. Social Enterprise in the Food Sector Social Enterprise Ecosystem for Economic Development Conference, Providence, RI (2015)
  • The Strategy Journey
    Blitz, A. The Strategy Journey Wellesley College Women in Business event, Wellesley College (2015)
  • Academia and Social Entrepreneurship Panel
    Blitz, A. Academia and Social Entrepreneurship Panel Social Enterprise Ecosystem Economic Development Conference, Providence, RI (2014)
  • The Strategy Journey
    Blitz, A. The Strategy Journey Babson Global in Chile, Universidad de Desarollo (UDD), Chile (2013)
  • Leadership Attributes: What Can We Expect in Our Dynamic Global Economy
    Blitz, A. Leadership Attributes: What Can We Expect in Our Dynamic Global Economy Women’s Leadership Conference, New York, NY (2011)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Lessons from CEOS
    Blitz, A. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Lessons from CEOS , India (2010)
  • Entrepreneurship and Regulatory Policy in 35 Countries
    Blitz, A. Entrepreneurship and Regulatory Policy in 35 Countries World Entrepreneur of the Year Annual Awards, Monte Carlo (2004)